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Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton

Principia Mathematica (1729)

by Isaac Newton

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I am in awe of Isaac Newton. I can not fathom the intelligence required to write this work. It is truly an impressive accomplishment and I am luck to have found such a nice copy. ( )
  galacticus | May 11, 2013 |
An excellent modern English 'translation' of Newton's epoch-making treatise. ( )
  miketroll | Feb 23, 2007 |
Amazing -- so many things to discover then still tightly integrated together. Most of this work involves basics of physics and astronomy, including geometric proofs related to the moon's pull on tides, comets, fluid dynamics, et al. Newton did most of his truly cutting edge work in just a few concentrated years, but remained involved in political and educational offices for most of his 85 years. The geometric proofs often involve some very complex lemmas. ( )
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Quam recondita sint simul et utilia Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, norunt ii omnes qui vel ipsum clarissimi Authoris nomen audierunt.
The quantity of matter is the measure of the same, arising from its density and bulk conjointly.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520088174, Paperback)

In his monumental 1687 work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as the Principia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics continues to account for many of the phenomena of the observed world, and Newtonian celestial dynamics is used to determine the orbits of our space vehicles.
This completely new translation, the first in 270 years, is based on the third (1726) edition, the final revised version approved by Newton; it includes extracts from the earlier editions, corrects errors found in earlier versions, and replaces archaic English with contemporary prose and up-to-date mathematical forms.
Newton's principles describe acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. A great work in itself, the Principia also revolutionized the methods of scientific investigation. It set forth the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity, the physical principles that account for the Copernican system of the world as emended by Kepler, thus effectively ending controversy concerning the Copernican planetary system.
The illuminating Guide to the Principia by I. Bernard Cohen, along with his and Anne Whitman's translation, will make this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students.

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