A Combination of Geometry Theorem Proving and Nonstandard Analysis with Application to Newton’s Principia

  • Jacques Fleuriot

Part of the Distinguished Dissertations book series (DISTDISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jacques Fleuriot
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  3. Jacques Fleuriot
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  4. Jacques Fleuriot
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 133-140

About this book


Sir Isaac Newton's philosophi Naturalis Principia Mathematica'(the Principia) contains a prose-style mixture of geometric and limit reasoning that has often been viewed as logically vague.
In A Combination of Geometry Theorem Proving and Nonstandard Analysis, Jacques Fleuriot presents a formalization of Lemmas and Propositions from the Principia using a combination of methods from geometry and nonstandard analysis. The mechanization of the procedures, which respects much of Newton's original reasoning, is developed within the theorem prover Isabelle. The application of this framework to the mechanization of elementary real analysis using nonstandard techniques is also discussed.


Artificial Intelligence Automated Reasoning Geometry Mechanical Theorem Mechanised analysis Newton's principia calculus proving

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacques Fleuriot
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  1. 1.Division of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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