The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

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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.
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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 translation-only edition of this preeminent work is truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students.
Isaac Newton
When one thinks of Sir Isaac Newton, one normally thinks of a great scientist and mathematician. His contributions to these areas of human knowledge are enormous. However, one does not normally think of Newton as an historian. Such was the greatness of his intellect, that he found history a pleasant diversion for his idle moments. He drafted a book on the ancient history and the Gentile nations and worked on it periodically for over forty years but never published it. It was published posthumously in 1728, a year after he died. However, his writing style followed that of the times in which he lived making the classic text very difficult to read for modern readers. Master Books is republishing this landmark book in a format and style suitable for today's readers. Contains diagrams of Solomon's Temple Critical analysis of historical sources Re-visits the chronologies of major civilizations The same genius he applies to other disciplines, Newton brings to bear on ancient history. He notes that all the pagan nations had greatly exaggerated their history, creating much needless confusion. Like a first rate defense attorney, Newton cross-examines the ancient writers, using their own words against them to expose their logical inconsistencies. He then develops a more sound chronology using the scientific method based on logic, observations, astronomy and just plain common sense. He is not satisfied with just showing one way of determining a historical date but shares with the reader many independent ways of using the classical data mixed with common sense to establish the approximate date for many important secular historical events. Most of secular ancient history before 700 BC will need a drastic revision in the light of Newton's detailed findings. Keep an open mind as you read this book. Your view of ancient history will never be the same again "

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Univ of California Press
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Feb 5, 2016
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992
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9780520964815
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 English physicist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. Newton’s book ‘Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica’ laid the foundations for classical mechanics and ‘Optiks’ made seminal contributions to modern physical optics. This comprehensive eBook presents Newton’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Newton’s life and works

* New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast)

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Key works are fully illustrated with their original diagrams

* Features three biographies - discover Newton’s intriguing life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


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CONTENTS:


Scientific Works

PHILOSOPHIÆ NATURALIS PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA

THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY (MOTTE TRANSLATION)

OPTICKS


Theological Works

THE CHRONOLOGY OF ANCIENT KINGDOMS AMENDED

OBSERVATIONS ON DANIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF TWO NOTABLE CORRUPTIONS OF SCRIPTURE


The Biographies

MEMOIRS OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON’S LIFE by William Stukeley

SIR ISAAC NEWTON by Sarah K. Bolton

SIR ISAAC NEWTON by Henry Martyn Taylor


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Isaac Newton
When one thinks of Sir Isaac Newton, one normally thinks of a great scientist and mathematician. His contributions to these areas of human knowledge are enormous. However, one does not normally think of Newton as an historian. Such was the greatness of his intellect, that he found history a pleasant diversion for his idle moments. He drafted a book on the ancient history and the Gentile nations and worked on it periodically for over forty years but never published it. It was published posthumously in 1728, a year after he died. However, his writing style followed that of the times in which he lived making the classic text very difficult to read for modern readers. Master Books is republishing this landmark book in a format and style suitable for today's readers. Contains diagrams of Solomon's Temple Critical analysis of historical sources Re-visits the chronologies of major civilizations The same genius he applies to other disciplines, Newton brings to bear on ancient history. He notes that all the pagan nations had greatly exaggerated their history, creating much needless confusion. Like a first rate defense attorney, Newton cross-examines the ancient writers, using their own words against them to expose their logical inconsistencies. He then develops a more sound chronology using the scientific method based on logic, observations, astronomy and just plain common sense. He is not satisfied with just showing one way of determining a historical date but shares with the reader many independent ways of using the classical data mixed with common sense to establish the approximate date for many important secular historical events. Most of secular ancient history before 700 BC will need a drastic revision in the light of Newton's detailed findings. Keep an open mind as you read this book. Your view of ancient history will never be the same again "
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