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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

An Annotated Translation of the Principia

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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton
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Newton's Principia is perhaps the second most famous work of mathematics, after Euclid's Elements. Originally published in 1687, it gave the first systematic account of the fundamental concepts of dynamics, as well as three beautiful derivations of Newton's law of gravitation from Kepler's laws of planetary motion. As a book of great insight and ingenuity, it has raised our understanding of the power of mathematics more than any other work. This heavily annotated translation of the third and final edition (1726) of the Principia will enable any reader with a good understanding of elementary mathematics to easily grasp the meaning of the text, either from the translation itself or from the notes, and to appreciate some of its significance. All forward references are given to illuminate the structure and unity of the whole, and to clarify the parts. The mathematical prerequisites for understanding Newton's arguments are given in a brief appendix.

Author Biography

C. R. Leedham-Green is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London. He is an algebraist, working mainly in group theory, and most of his publications concern p-groups, pro-p-groups, and computation in matrix groups defined over finite fields. He is a joint author, together with Susan McKay, of The Structure of Groups of Prime Power Order (2002).
Release date NZ
January 31st, 2020
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Edited and translated by Charles Leedham-Green
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
20 Tables, black and white; 270 Line drawings, black and white
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
800
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781107020658
Product ID
26836497

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