Treatise Against an Opponent of Newton

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Scope and Content

A defence of Sir Isaac Newton against the attack of George Gordon, made in Gordon's Remarks on the Newtonian philosophy, as propos'd by Sir Isaac Newton, in his Principia naturalis, and by Dr. Gregory, in his Principia astronomiae physicae (London, 1719). The treatise (47 pages) contains an examination of several of Newton's propositions, and Gordon's contradictions, with regard to centripetal forces, friction, projectile motion and gravity.

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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1991.

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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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