Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

principia-mathematica
By Isaac Newton

Synopsis: Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Latin for “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”, often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three books by Sir Isaac Newton, in Latin, first published 5 July 1687. After annotating and correcting his personal copy of the first edition, Newton also published two further editions, in 1713 and 1726. The Principia states Newton’s laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics, also Newton’s law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of Kepler’s laws of planetary motion (which Kepler first obtained empirically). The Principia is “justly regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science”. – Wikipedia

Published: July 1687 | ISBN-13: 978-0520088177

Mini-bio: Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Wikipedia

The Guardian Book Article
Pari Center for New Learning Book Article

[Image Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Prinicipia-title.png ]

Advertisements