The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy / Edition 1

The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy / Edition 1

by Isaac Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520088166

ISBN-13: 9780520088160

Pub. Date: 10/20/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

"This new, vastly better translation of the Principia is the perfect work for illustrating how science, at its best, succeeds in turning data into decisive evidence."—George E. Smith, Tufts University

"This translation is deeply impressive and will be the definitive version for a century to come. Cohen's guide is up-to-date on matters of Newton

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"This new, vastly better translation of the Principia is the perfect work for illustrating how science, at its best, succeeds in turning data into decisive evidence."—George E. Smith, Tufts University

"This translation is deeply impressive and will be the definitive version for a century to come. Cohen's guide is up-to-date on matters of Newton scholarship and free from discarded conjectures of the past."—Curtis Wilson, St. John's College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520088160
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/20/1999
Pages:
991
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Guide to Newton's Principia1
Contents of the Guide3
Abbreviations9
Ch. 1A Brief History of the Principia11
Ch. 2Translating the Principia26
Ch. 3Some General Aspects of the Principia43
Ch. 4Some Fundamental Concepts of the Principia85
Ch. 5Axioms, or the Laws of Motion109
Ch. 6The Structure of Book 1128
Ch. 7The Structure of Book 2161
Ch. 8The Structure of Book 3195
Ch. 9The Concluding General Scholium274
Ch. 10How to Read the Principia293
Ch. 11Conclusion369
The Principia (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy)371
Halley's Ode to Newton379
Newton's Preface to the First Edition381
Newton's Preface to the Second Edition384
Cotes's Preface to the Second Edition385
Newton's Preface to the Third Edition400
Definitions403
Axioms, or the Laws of Motion416
Bk. 1The Motion of Bodies431
Bk. 2The Motion of Bodies631
Bk. 3The System of the World791
General Scholium939
Contents of the Principia945
Index of Names973

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