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    Newton's Mature Dynamics: Revolutionary or Reactionary?J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1988 - Annals of Science 45 (5):451-476.
    By a simple revision of Newton's diagram for Proposition 6 of the third edition of the Principia, one can see directly how the mathematics of uniform circular motion have been employed to solve the Kepler problem of elliptical planetary motion in Proposition 11. Newton strove initially to build his dynamics on the linear kinematics of Galileo; and, in this utilization of uniformly accelerated linear motion to solve more complicated problems, he can be seen as revolutionary. But he could not escape (...)
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    Newton's Unpublished Dynamical Principles: A Study in Simplicity.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1990 - Annals of Science 47 (1):3-31.
    Contrary to the received opinion, the fundamentals of Newton's dynamics can be set forth quite simply. In the first edition of the Principia, Newton employs a device that relates to Galileo's analysis of uniform rectilinear motion. In the second and third editions, Newton introduces an alternate device that relates to Huygens's analysis of uniform circular motion. A third device is also introduced but is hidden away as a corollary to a problem rather than set forth clearly as a theorem. Following (...)
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    Kepler, Elliptical Orbits, and Celestial Circularity: A Study in the Persistence of Metaphysical Commitment: Part I.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1982 - Annals of Science 39 (2):117-143.
    The metaphysical commitment to the circle as the essential element in the analysis of celestial motion has long been recognized as the hallmark of classical astronomy. What has not always been clear, however, is that the circle continued to serve Kepler as a central element in his astronomy after the discovery of the elliptical orbit of Mars. Moreover, the circle also functioned for Kepler in geometry to select the basic polygons, in music to select the basic harmonies, and in astrology (...)
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    Kepler, Elliptical Orbits, and Celestial Circularity: A Study in the Persistece of Metaphysical Commitment: Part II.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1982 - Annals of Science 39 (3):265-295.
    The metaphysical commitment to the circle as the essential element in the analysis of celestial motion has long been recognized as the hallmark of classical astronomy. Part I of this paper contains a discussion of how, for Kepler, the circle also functions in geometry to select the basic polygons, in music to select the basic harmonies, and in astrology to select the basic aspects. In Part II, the discussion centres on the question of how the replacement of circular planetary orbits (...)
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    Absolute or Relative Motion? A Study From a Machian Point of View of the Discovery and the Structure of Dynamical Theories. Volume I: The Discovery of DynamicsJulian B. Barbour.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1991 - Isis 82 (3):540-541.
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  6. Curvature in Newton's Dynamics.J. Bruce Brackenridge & Michael Nauenberg - 2002 - In I. Bernard Cohen & George E. Smith (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Newton. Cambridge University Press. pp. 85--137.
     
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    Equivalence and Priority: Newton Versus Leibniz: Including Leibniz's Unpublished Manuscripts on the Principia. Domenico Bertoloni MeliAction and Reaction: Proceedings of a Symposium to Commemorate the Tercentenary of Newton's Principia. Paul Theerman, Adele F. Seeff. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):332-334.
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    Eloge: Eric John Aiton, 1920-21 February 1991.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1991 - Isis 82 (4):689-691.
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    History of Mathematical Sciences Ronald Cowing, Roger Cotes—Natural Philosopher, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Pp. X + 210. £22.50. ISBN 0-521-23741-6. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (2):231-232.
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    Isaac Newton. The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, 3rd Edition . Newly Translated by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman. With a Supplement by I. Bernard Cohen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Pp. 1025. Isbn 0-520-08816-6. £60.00, $75.00 ; 0-520-08817-4, £24.95, $35.00. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Science 33 (2):231-254.
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    John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, Michael Shortland, & Robin Wilson . Let Newton Be!. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-19-853924-X. £17.50. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (4):475-477.
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    Kepler: Astronome, astrologue. Gérard Simon.J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1980 - Isis 71 (3):514-515.
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    Marcia Sweet Stayer . Newton's Dream. Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989. Pp. 135. ISBN 0-7735-0689-6. £15.95. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1990 - British Journal for the History of Science 23 (1):107-108.
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  14. Newton's Easy Quadratures "Omitted for the Sake of Brevity".J. Bruce Brackenridge - 2003 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 57 (4):313-336.
    In the 1687 Principia, Newton gave a solution to the direct problem for a conic-section with a focal center of force and for a spiral orbit with a polar center of force. He did not, however, give solutions for the two corresponding inverse problems. He gave a cryptic solution to the inverse problem of a reciprocal cube force, but offered no solution for the reciprocal square force. Some take this omission as an indication that Newton could not solve the reciprocal (...)
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    Peter Rowlands. Newton and the Concept of Mass-Energy. Liverpool Historical Essays, 4. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1990. Pp. Ii + 34. ISBN 0-85323-187-7. £5.00. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1992 - British Journal for the History of Science 25 (2):270-271.
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    Paola Zambelli , ‘Astrologi Hallucinati’ Stars and the End of the World in Luther's Time. Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1986. Pp. X + 293. ISBN 3-11-010317-6. DM 128.00. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge - 1987 - British Journal for the History of Science 20 (4):479-481.
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  17. 'The Key to Newton's Dynamics: The Kepler Problem and the'Principia'. Containing an English Translation of Sections 1, 2 and 3 of Book One From the First (1687) Edition of Newton's' Mathematical. [REVIEW]J. Bruce Brackenridge & Domenico Bertoloni Meli - 1997 - Annals of Science 54 (2):213-213.
     
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