The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Author: Sir Isaac Newton
Edition: First Edition, Collector's
Number Of Pages: 992
Publisher: University of California Press
Release Date: 2016-02-05
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.
Designed with collectors in mind, this deluxe edition has faux leather binding covered with a beautiful dustjacket.
Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches