Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics
  • introduction
    The project Émilie Du Châtelet's Foundations of Physics pursues two interconnected objectives: Firstly, to present an online Reading Guide that helps students, teachers and researchers to navigate through Du Châtelet’s Institutions physiques (1740/42) and to make this important historical and highly original document visible to a broad audience. Secondly, to make the German Reception of Du Châtelet's work visible which has, up until now, not been researched in depth.

    RESEARCH
    ASSOCIATE

    Andrea Reichenberger
    andrea.reichenberger@upb.de

  • Reading Guide

    Contents

    General Introduction

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Of the Principles of Our Knowledge

    Chapter 2. Of the Existence of God

    Chapter 3. Of Essence, Attributes and Modes

    Chapter 4. Of Hypotheses

    Chapter 5. Of Space

    Chapter 6. Of Time

    Chapter 7. Of the Elements of Matter

    Chapter 8. Of the Nature of Bodies

    Chapter 9. Of the Divisibility of Matter

    Chapter 10. Of the Shape and Porosity of Bodies

    Chapter 11. Of Motion and Rest in General; and of Simple Motion

    Chapter 12. Of Complex Motion

    Chapter 13. Of Gravity

    Chapter 14. Continuing on the Phenomena of Gravity

    Chapter 15. Of Mr. Newton’s Discoveries on Gravity

    Chapter 16. Of Newtonian Attraction

    Chapter 17. Of Rest, and the Fall of Bodies on an Inclined Plane

    Chapter 18. Of the Oscillation of Pendulums

    Chapter 19. Of the Movement of Projectiles

    Chapter 20. Of Force mortes, or Pressing Forces, and the Equilibrium of Forces

    Chapter 21. Of the Force of Bodies

     

  • The German Reception
  • introduction
    The project Émilie Du Châtelet's Foundations of Physics pursues two interconnected objectives: Firstly, to present an online Reading Guide that helps students, teachers and researchers to navigate through Du Châtelet’s Institutions physiques (1740/42) and to make this important historical and highly original document visible to a broad audience. Secondly, to make the German Reception of Du Châtelet's work visible which has, up until now, not been researched in depth.

    RESEARCH
    ASSOCIATE

    Andrea Reichenberger
    andrea.reichenberger@upb.de


  • Reading Guide

    Contents

    General Introduction

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Of the Principles of Our Knowledge

    Chapter 2. Of the Existence of God

    Chapter 3. Of Essence, Attributes and Modes

    Chapter 4. Of Hypotheses

    Chapter 5. Of Space

    Chapter 6. Of Time

    Chapter 7. Of the Elements of Matter

    Chapter 8. Of the Nature of Bodies

    Chapter 9. Of the Divisibility of Matter

    Chapter 10. Of the Shape and Porosity of Bodies

    Chapter 11. Of Motion and Rest in General; and of Simple Motion

    Chapter 12. Of Complex Motion

    Chapter 13. Of Gravity

    Chapter 14. Continuing on the Phenomena of Gravity

    Chapter 15. Of Mr. Newton’s Discoveries on Gravity

    Chapter 16. Of Newtonian Attraction

    Chapter 17. Of Rest, and the Fall of Bodies on an Inclined Plane

    Chapter 18. Of the Oscillation of Pendulums

    Chapter 19. Of the Movement of Projectiles

    Chapter 20. Of Force mortes, or Pressing Forces, and the Equilibrium of Forces

    Chapter 21. Of the Force of Bodies

     

  • The German Reception