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The principia : mathematical principles of natural philosophy

Author: Isaac Newton; I Bernard Cohen; Anne Miller Whitman; Julia Budenz
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2016?] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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
Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Newton; I Bernard Cohen; Anne Miller Whitman; Julia Budenz
ISBN: 9780520290877 0520290879 9780520290884 0520290887
OCLC Number: 945569560
Notes: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xvii, 966 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 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.
Principia : mathematical principles of natural philosophy : the authoritative translation and guide
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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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  Read more...

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