General Introduction.- General Introduction.- MacLaurin on Gravity.- to Part I.- Translation of MacLaurin's Dissertation.- MacLaurin on Collisions.- to Part II.- Translation of MacLaurin's Essay.- MacLaurin on the Tides.- to Part III.- Translation of MacLaurin's Essay.
Ian Tweddle is a proven Springer author, having already contributed two books to the Sources and Studies series: Simon on Porisms (306-5, published 2000), and Methodus Differentialis (723-0, published 2003). Of these three books, this one will have the widest appeal.
From the reviews: "Anyone seriously interested in Colin Maclaurin (1698-1746) or in eighteenth-century mathematical physics will welcome this book. ... the assiduous reader will be rewarded in many ways, both by working through Tweddle's introductions, notes, and appendices, and by reading Maclaurin's own words in Tweddle's clear and accurate translations. I find the book refreshing ... we have the result of years of profound study and deliberation, careful textual analysis, and sound understanding and explanation of the relevant mathematics and physics." (Judith V. Grabiner, MathDL, January, 2007)