The French Origins Of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715
de J.B. Shank
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Before Voltaire traces how the development of mathematical physics in the eighteenth-century, following the publication of Newton's Principia, was part and parcel of French culture generally. It offers, for the first time, a cultural history of how Newton's ideas were first read and received in France and how their reception influenced French science and society.