**The Key to Newton's Dynamics**

by J. Bruce Brackenridge

**Publisher**: University of California Press 1996**ISBN/ASIN**: 0520202171**ISBN-13**: 9780520202177**Number of pages**: 330

**Description**:

The book clearly explains the surprisingly simple analytical structure that underlies the determination of the force necessary to maintain ideal planetary motion. J. Bruce Brackenridge sets the problem in historical and conceptual perspective, showing the physicist's debt to the works of both Descartes and Galileo. He tracks Newton's work on the Kepler problem from its early stages at Cambridge before 1669, through the revival of his interest ten years later, to its fruition in the first three sections of the first edition of the Principia.

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