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The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

By: Isaac Newton

974 pages, 10 b/w illus, 276 figs, 27 tabs

University of California Press

Paperback | Sep 1999 | #94867 | ISBN: 0520088174
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Hardback | Sep 1999 | #94865 | ISBN: 0520088166
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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. 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.

Will be of interest to a wide scientific and scholarly audience. . . the new translation flows smoothly and elegantly.--"Times Higher Education Supplement

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I. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was Victor S. Thomas Professor (Emeritus) of the History of Science at Harvard University. Among his recent books are Benjamin Franklin's Science (1996), Interactions (1994), and Science and the Founding Fathers (1992). Anne Whitman was coeditor (with I. Bernard Cohen and Alexander Koyre) of the Latin edition, with variant readings, of the Principia (1972). Julia Budenz, author of From the Gardens of Flora Baum (1984), is a multilingual classicist and poet.

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