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NOTES TO
The Life & Works of

Isaac Newton

1 C. R. L. Fletcher's Historical Portraits (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909-19), p. 29.

2 Dr. Marshall Dale's Medical Biographies (1952) (University of Oklahoma Press, 1987), p. 47.

3 These mathematical proofs were "probably not understood in his own day by more than a dozen people." See Hoyle's preface in his biography of Nicolaus Copernicus (London: Heinemann, 1973).

4 Bernal's Science in History (1954) (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1981), p. 485.

5 Dale, op. cit., p. 52.

6 John Flamsteed (1646-1719), the first astronomer-royal of England, the man who set up the Greenwich Observatory, and who complied the first trustworthy catalogue of the fixed stars; as quoted by Dale, op. cit., p. 52.

7 Fletcher, op. cit., p. 33.

8 Dale, op. cit., p. 51.

9 Sir David Brewster wrote the standard biography on Newton, Memoirs of Newton (1855).

10 Bernal's Science in History, op. cit., p.482.

11 Bernal's Science in History op. cit., p. 484.

12 Fletcher, op. cit., p. 31.

13 See Hoyle's biography of Nicolaus Copernicus, op. cit., preface.

14 Chambers Biographical Dictionary.

15 See, for example, Adam Smith.

16 See James Clerk-Maxwell (1831-79).

17 Op. cit., p. 487.

18 Principia, Preface.

19 From Brewster's biography, op. cit., vol. II, ch. 27.

20 Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1676.

21 As quoted by Professor Morris Kline, in his book, Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 1985), pp. 107,121.


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