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Selections from Newtons Principia Isaac Newton

Selections from Newtons Principia

Isaac Newton

Published July 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781888009262
Paperback
120 pages
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Newton s new conception of the laws of the universe challenged centuries of received opinion, and laid a new foundation for our common sense understanding of the physical world. If you have always wanted to know more about Newton s achievement butMoreNewton s new conception of the laws of the universe challenged centuries of received opinion, and laid a new foundation for our common sense understanding of the physical world. If you have always wanted to know more about Newton s achievement but thought it was the exclusive province of experts, this little book will guide you through the essentials of Newton s argument in his own words and using only elementary mathematics. Traces the basic development of universal gravitation. Newtons text with notes, commentary, questions for discussion, and additional diagrams. Includes Newtons definitions, laws, scholia, Book I propositions 1 and 4, Rules of Philosophizing, Phenomena, Book III Propositions 1 through 4, and General Scholium