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The Principia : mathematical principles of natural philosophy

Author: Isaac Newton; I Bernard Cohen; Anne Miller Whitman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents Newton's unifying idea of gravitation and explains how he converted physics from a science of explanation into a general mathematical system.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton, Sir; Isaac (1642-1727) Newton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Newton; I Bernard Cohen; Anne Miller Whitman
ISBN: 0520088166 9780520088160 0520088174 9780520088177
OCLC Number: 40762507
Description: xvii, 966 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. A Brief History of the Principia --
Chapter 2. Translating the Principia --
Chapter 3. Some General Aspects of the Principia --
Chapter 4. Some Fundamental Concepts of the Principia --
Chapter 5. Axioms, or the Laws of Motion --
Chapter 6. The Structure of Book 1 --
Chapter 7. The Structure of Book 2 --
Chapter 8. The Structure of Book 3 --
Chapter 9. The Concluding General Scholium --
Chapter 10. How to Read the Principia --
Chapter 11. Conclusion --
The Principia (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) --
Halley's Ode to Newton --
Newton's Preface to the First Edition --
Newton's Preface to the Second Edition --
Cotes's Preface to the Second Edition --
Newton's Preface to the Third Edition --
Definitions --
Axioms, or the Laws of Motion --
Book 1. The Motion of Bodies --
Book 2. The Motion of Bodies --
Book 3. The System of the World.
Other Titles: Principia.
Responsibility: Isaac Newton ; a new translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman, assisted by Julia Budenz ; preceded by a guide to Newton's Principia by I. Bernard Cohen.
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Presents Newton's unifying idea of gravitation and explains how he converted physics from a science of explanation into a general mathematical system.

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