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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

  • Author: Sir Isaac Newton,John Machin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Celestial mechanics
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Isaac Newton's The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy translated by Andrew Motte and published in two volumes in 1729 remains the first and only translation of Newton's Philosophia naturalis principia mathematica, which was first published in London in 1687. As the most famous work in the history of the physical sciences there is little need to summarize the contents.--J. Norman, 2006.

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

  • Author: Sir Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520964810
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 992
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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 authoritative, modern translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman, the first in more than 285 years, is based on the 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 Newton's Principia by I. Bernard Cohen makes this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students.

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

  • Author: Isaac Newton,I. Bernard Cohen,Anne Whitman,Julia Budenz
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520290747
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 616
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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.

The Principia

The Principia

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

  • Author: Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520935101
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 991
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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.

The Principia

The Principia

  • Author: Sir Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 161614114X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 465
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Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles) is considered to be among the finest scientific works ever published. His grand unifying idea of gravitation, with effects extending throughout the solar system, explains by one principle such diverse phenomena as the tides, the precession of the equinoxes, and the irregularities of the moon's motion. Newton's brilliant and revolutionary contributions to science explained the workings of a large part of inanimate nature mathematically and suggested that the remainder might be understood in a similar fashion. By taking known facts, forming a theory that explained them in mathematical terms, deducing consequences from the theory, and comparing the results with observed and experimental facts, Newton united, for the first time, the explication of physical phenomena with the means of prediction. By beginning with the physical axioms of the laws of motion and gravitation, he converted physics from a mere science of explanation into a general mathematical system.

Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and His System of the World

Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and His System of the World

  • Author: Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520009288
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 680
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First translated from the Latin by Andrew Motte in 1729, the translation has been revised, the antiquated mathematical terms have been rephrased in terms intelligible to the modern scientist, and an historical and explanatory appendix has been supplied by Florian Cajori, one-time Professor of the History of Mathematics in the University of California, Berkeley campus.

Newton's Philosophy of Nature

Newton's Philosophy of Nature

Selections from His Writings

  • Author: Sir Isaac Newton
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486170276
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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A wide, accessible representation of the interests, problems, and philosophic issues that preoccupied the great 17th-century scientist, this collection is grouped according to methods, principles, and theological considerations. 1953 edition.

Reading the Principia

Reading the Principia

The Debate on Newton's Mathematical Methods for Natural Philosophy from 1687 to 1736

  • Author: Niccol- Guicciardini
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521544030
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 292
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The mathematical methods employed by Newton in the Principia stimulated much debate among contemporaries. This book explains how Newton addressed these issues, taking into consideration the values that directed his research. It will be of interest to researchers and students in history and philosophy of science, physics, mathematics and astronomy.