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Did Newton know about non-inertial frames?

TL;DR Yes, but... 1) Inertial frames To say that Newton had the modern conception of even inertial frames (based on the laws of motion), is an overstatement. Theoretically, he did not need them ...
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Who postulated the first Lagrangian for electrodynamics?

In his book on Electrodynamics (Lectures on Theoretical Physics, Vol. 3), Chapter 32-E, Arnold Sommerfeld talks about "Schwarzschild's principle of least action", developed by K. ...
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Book on the evolution of Quantum Theory

If you want one book covering the whole history, I can recommend 3 volumes of Mituo Taketani, The formation and logic of quantum mechanics, (translated from Japanese), World Scientific 2001. Some ...
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