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Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles) (1687) is considered to be among the finest scientific works ever published. His grand unifying idea of gravitation, with effects extending throughout the solar system, explains by one principle such diverse phenomena as the tides, the precession of the equinoxes, and the irregularities of the moon's motion.

Newton's brilliant and revolutionary contributions to science explained the workings of a large part of inanimate nature mathematically and suggested that the remainder might be understood in a similar fashion. By taking known facts, forming a theory that explained them in mathematical terms, deducing consequences from the theory, and comparing the results with observed and experimental facts, Newton united, for the first time, the explication of physical phenomena with the means of prediction. By beginning with the physical axioms of the laws of motion and gravitation, he converted physics from a mere science of explanation into a general mathematical system.

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ISBN:
9780879759803
Author:
Newton, Isaac, Sir
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Translator:
Motte, Andrew
Author:
Newton, Sir Isaac
Author:
Newton, Isaac
Author:
Newton, Issac
Author:
Motte, Andrew
Author:
Newton, Isaac Sir
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Celestial mechanics
Subject:
Newton, Isaac
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Physics-Classical Mechanics
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
physics;science;mathematics;philosophy;non-fiction;history;newton;astronomy;mechanics;calculus
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Series Volume:
week 8
Publication Date:
19950601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
465
Dimensions:
8.48x5.54x.98 in. 1.19 lbs.

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