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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

An Annotated Translation of the Principia

by Issac Newton
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/04/2021
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Newton's Principia is perhaps the second most famous work of mathematics, after Euclid's Elements. Originally published in 1687, it gave the first systematic account of the fundamental concepts of dynamics, as well as three beautiful derivations of Newton's law of gravitation from Kepler's laws of planetary motion. As a book of great insight and ingenuity, it has raised our understanding of the power of mathematics more than any other work. This heavily annotated translation of the third and final edition (1726) of the Principia will enable any reader with a good understanding of elementary mathematics to easily grasp the meaning of the text, either from the translation itself or from the notes, and to appreciate some of its significance. All forward references are given to illuminate the structure and unity of the whole, and to clarify the parts. The mathematical prerequisites for understanding Newton's arguments are given in a brief appendix.
ISBN:
9781107020658
9781107020658
Category:
History of mathematics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-04-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
260x208x48mm
Weight:
1.84kg

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