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The Principia

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Newton, Isaac (Book - 1999)
The Principia
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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.
Authors: Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
Title: The Principia
mathematical principles of natural philosophy
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1999
Characteristics: xvii, 974 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of 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
Additional Contributors: Whitman, Anne Miller 1937-1984
Cohen, I. Bernard 1914-2003
ISBN: 0520088174
Branch Call Number: 530 N563p 1999
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Celestial mechanics Early works to 1800 Mechanics Early works to 1800 Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Principia
Topical Term: Celestial mechanics
LCCN: 99010278
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