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An Account of the State of Philosophy in general when Sir Isaac Newton first appeared

Particularly of Geometry
             of Astronomy & therein of the prevailing notions about the Moon & the Tides & the Comets.
—— The several Hints of gravity before Sir Isaac

Sir Isaac's improvements in Arithmetick & in Geometry & in experimental Philosophy The History of the method of Fluxions after the manner of Fontenelle's preface to his Elemens de Geometrie &c The want of it before it was found – Sir Isaac's invention of it – The general use of it. The use Sir I. made of it by applying it to the System of the Universe — The trifling use Leibnitz made of it, his mistakes in it – His inability to apply it to the system of the heavens, his errors when he attempted it —

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A Succinct account of Sir I. Ns principia –

His Theory of the Moon Tides & Comets the progress made towards the discouery of the Longitude by Halleys observations –

The State of Opticks when Sir I. N. first appeared & the notions of Descartes & others on that subject.

An account of Sir I. N's Theory of Light & Colours, of his invention, of the reflecting Telescope, a short account of the obstructions Sir I.'s Theory of light & colours met with at first which may be taken out of the Philosophical transactions

A succinct account of his book of Opticks

Some account of the Queries at the end of that book

In what manner Sir I. N.s discoveries in Mathematicks & Opticks are usefull to mankind ———

A Comparison between Sir I. & Des Cartes giving Des Cartes all that is due to him –

A true state of the difference between Sir I. & Kepler the conjectures of the one, & the demonstration of the other. <2r> & any thing else that is thought proper & will be entertaining –

An account of improvements (if any) made on Sir I.s discoveries – Halley astronomy Bradley Light Maclaurin curves. – Du Moivre algebra Machin on the Moon

The whole must be writt in a stile as intelligble as the subject will bear, to unmathematical readers —

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An Account of the State of Philosophy in general when Sir Isaac Newton first appeared, & particularly of Geometry
of Astronomy & the therein then prevailing notions of the Moon & Comets – & the Tides

Sir Isaac's improvements in Arithmetick in Geometry his invention in Experimental Philosophy, the History of fluxions after the manner of Fonteneles preface to his Elemens de Geometrie – Sir Is invention of it The general use of it. The use Sir I. N. made of it by applying it to the System of the Universe –

The trifling uses Leibnitz made of it, his mistakes in it – his inability to apply it to the system of the heavens – His errors when he attempted it –

An account of Sir I. N.s Principia – his Theory of the Moon & Comets & Tides – intelligible to the vulgar reader

The State of Opticks when Sir I. N. first appeared & the notions of Descartes & others on that subject

An account of Sir I. N.s Theory of Light & Colours of his invention of the reflecting Telescope, & the use of it

– A succinct account of his book of Opticks – <3v> of what real use Sir Isaac's discoveries are to mankind –

A comparison between Sir Isaac & the great men who went before him particularly Kepler & Descartes giving both all the honour that is due to them —

An account of the difference between Kepler's discoueries & Sir I.'s –

An account of what improvements several persons have made of distinct parts of Sir I's discoveries Viz. Halley – Astronomy — Maclaurin Curves Du Moivre Algebra & fluxions Mr Machin upon the Moon.

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A Short account of the State of Geometry & arithmetick when Sir I. N. first appeared

A Short History of the method of fluxions after the manner of Fontenelle's in his preface to his Elemens –

The want of it before it was discovered –

Sir I. N.s discovery of it.

The improvement of it since

The use Sir I. N. made of it by applying it to the system of the heavens –

The trifling use Leibnitz made of it

His inability to apply it to the system of the heavens –

His errors when he attempted it.

An account of second fluxions shewing they are only the consequences of the first & that Sir I. N. knew them –

Any thing else that you shall think proper

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The state of Philosophy & particularly Astronomy & the State of Geometry when Sir Isaac Newton first appeared –

A comparison between him & Des Cartes giving Descartes all the honour that is due to him —

His invention of the Method of fluxions the first communication of it to the Royal Society — The general use of it {&} The noble use he made of it by applying it to the system of the heavens —

The trifling use Leibnitz made of it — his mistakes in it — His inability to apply it to the system of the heavens — His errors when he attempted it — A succinct account of the channells by which it was early communicated to Leibnitz –

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The state of Opticks when Sir Isaac Newton first appeared & particularly the notion of Descartes & others on that subject —

An account of Sir Isaac's Theory of Light & Colours —

Of his invention of the reflecting Telescope – of the improvement since —

Of the use of Sir Isaac's discoveries in Opticks & Mathematicks —

A Short account of the obstructions Sir Isaac's Theory of Light & Colours met with at first & of the dispute between him & Linus & Pardi which is in the Transactions

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