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Mechanism of the Heavens by Mary Somerville

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Mechanism of the Heavens
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Publisher: J. Murray
ISBN/ASIN: 1108001572
Number of pages: 710

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The Mechanism of the Heavens (1831) was the first english language "rendition" of Pierre Simon Laplace's five volume Mécanique céleste. In this work Somerville, who was later known for her predition of the then undiscovered planets Neptune and Pluto, introduced continental mathematics to english speaking readers for the first time. This led to a revolution in mathematics in the UK, beginning at Cambridge University where the Mechanism of the Heavens became a standard text in courses on higher mathematics.

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