Matter & gravity in Newton"s physical philosophy
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Matter & gravity in Newton"s physical philosophy by Adolph Judah Snow

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Published by Oxford University Press, H. Milford in London .
Written in English


  • Newton, Isaac, -- Sir, -- 1642-1727.,
  • Matter,
  • Gravitation

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [236]-250.

Statementby A. J. Snow.
LC ClassificationsQC16.N7 S56 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., [5]-256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21324514M

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