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Principia
By Sir Isaac Newton

The Principia

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

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Principia by Sir Isaac Newton

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520088177
ISBN-10: 0520088174
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 43mm)
Pages: 991
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Sir Isaac Newton

Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide by Sir Isaac Newton Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide, Paperback (February 2016)

Describes the acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. This title deals with the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity. It is suitable for scientists, scholars, and students.

Principia: The Authoritative Translation by Sir Isaac Newton Principia: The Authoritative Translation, Paperback (February 2016)

Describes the acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. This title deals with the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity. It is suitable for scientists, scholars, and students.

Correspondence of Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Cotes by Sir Isaac Newton Correspondence of Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Cotes, Paperback (May 2014)

First Published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author Biography - Sir Isaac Newton

I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was Victor S. Thomas Professor (Emeritus) of the History of Science at Harvard University. Among his recent books are Benjamin Franklin's Science (1996), Interactions (1994), and Science and the Founding Fathers (1992). Anne Whitman was coeditor (with I. Bernard Cohen and Alexander Koyre) of the Latin edition, with variant readings, of the Principia (1972). Julia Budenz, author of From the Gardens of Flora Baum (1984), is a multilingual classicist and poet.

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