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    Critique of “Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness”. [REVIEW]Michael Nauenberg - 2007 - Foundations of Physics 37 (11):1612-1627.
    The central claim that understanding quantum mechanics requires a conscious observer, which is made by B. Rosenblum and F. Kuttner in their book “Quantum Enigma: Physics encounters consciousness”, is shown to be based on various misunderstandings and distortions of the foundations of quantum mechanics.
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    Visiting Newton's Atelier Before the Principia, 1679–1684.Michael Nauenberg - 2019 - Annals of Science 76 (1):1-16.
    ABSTRACTThe worksheets that presumably contained Newton's early development of the fundamental concepts in his Principia have been lost. A plausible reconstruction of this development is presented based on Newton's exchange of letters with Robert Hooke in 1679, with Edmund Halley in 1686, and on some clues in the diagram associated with Proposition 1 in Book 1 of the Principia that have been ignored in the past. A graphical construction associated with this proposition leads to a rapidly convergent method to obtain (...)
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    Hooke's and Newton's Contributions to the Early Development of Orbital Dynamics and the Theory of Universal Gravitation.Michael Nauenberg - 2005 - Early Science and Medicine 10 (4):518-528.
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    Eloge: Bruce Brackenridge, 1927–2003.Michael Nauenberg & Bruce Pourciau - 2004 - Isis 95 (2):260-262.
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    Review of Niccolò Guicciardini, Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method[REVIEW]Michael Nauenberg - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (6).
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    Barrow, Leibniz and the Geometrical Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus.Michael Nauenberg - 2014 - Annals of Science 71 (3):335-354.
    SummaryIn 1693, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz published in the Acta Eruditorum a geometrical proof of the fundamental theorem of the calculus. It is shown that this proof closely resembles Isaac Barrow's proof in Proposition 11, Lecture 10, of his Lectiones Geometricae, published in 1670. This comparison provides evidence that Leibniz gained substantial help from Barrow's book in formulating and presenting his geometrical formulation of this theorem. The analysis herein also supports the work of J. M. Child, who in 1920 studied the (...)
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    Solution to the Long-Standing Puzzle of Huygens’ “Anomalous Suspension”.Michael Nauenberg - 2015 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 69 (3):327-341.
    In 1662 Christiaan Huygens carried out the famous Torricelli experiment to test the existence of atmospheric pressure by inserting the apparatus in the glass receiver of a vacuum pump, and evacuating the air inside it. He reported that when the air was exhausted, a column of water remained suspended in a 4-foot tube. This unexpected result was in stark contrast with earlier experiments of Boyle and Hooke that apparently had confirmed Torricelli’s explanation that such a water column was supported by (...)
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    Ofer Gal. Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures: Hooke, Newton, and the “Compounding of the Celestiall Motions of the Planets.” Xii + 239 Pp. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. $87. [REVIEW]Michael Nauenberg - 2005 - Isis 96 (3):436-436.
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  9. 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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