Principia Vol II The System of the World

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Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520362208

Category: Science

Page: 290

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1962.

Sir Isaac Newton s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and His System of the World

I consider philosophy rather than arts and write not concerning manual but natural powers, and consider chiefly those things which relate to gravity, levity, elastic force, the resistance of fluids, and the like forces, whether attractive ...

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520009290

Category: Science

Page: 680

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I consider philosophy rather than arts and write not concerning manual but natural powers, and consider chiefly those things which relate to gravity, levity, elastic force, the resistance of fluids, and the like forces, whether attractive or impulsive; and therefore I offer this work as the mathematical principles of philosophy.In the third book I give an example of this in the explication of the System of the World. I derive from celestial phenomena the forces of gravity with which bodies tend to the sun and other planets.

A Treatise of the System of the World

Originally written as part of his Principia Mathematica, Newton integrated Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Galileo's forays into the laws of gravity into a comprehensive understanding of the organization of the universe according to ...

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486438805

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Originally written as part of his Principia Mathematica, Newton integrated Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Galileo's forays into the laws of gravity into a comprehensive understanding of the organization of the universe according to the law of universal gravitation. Includes an Introduction by one of the world's foremost authorities on Newton.

The Principia The Authoritative Translation and Guide

Thanks to this magnificent edition and detailed commentary, it has at long last become possible to make sense of that achievement in its own terms, and to follow exactly what it meant to its author and his readers.

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520290887

Category: Mathematics

Page: 992

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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.

Newton s Gift

A portrait of the physicist's life assesses his remarkable accomplishments in the field of science, his rescue of the British mint and its currency, and his intellectual battles with his colleagues.

Author: David Berlinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684843926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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A portrait of the physicist's life assesses his remarkable accomplishments in the field of science, his rescue of the British mint and its currency, and his intellectual battles with his colleagues.

Ultimate Explanations of the Universe

1 2 I. Newton, Principia, Vol. II, The System of the World, trans. A. Mott, ed. F. Cajori, Berkeley etc.: University of California Press, 1962, p. 546. Cf. A. Funkenstein, Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to ...

Author: Michael Heller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642021039

Category: Science

Page: 216

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We humans are collectively driven by a powerful - yet not fully explained - instinct to understand. We would like to see everything established, proven, laid bare. The more important an issue, the more we desire to see it clarified, stripped of all secrets, all shades of gray. What could be more important than to understand the Universe and ourselves as a part of it? To find a window onto our origin and our destiny? This book examines how far our modern cosmological theories - with their sometimes audacious models, such as inflation, cyclic histories, quantum creation, parallel universes - can take us towards answering these questions. Can such theories lead us to ultimate truths, leaving nothing unexplained? Last, but not least, Heller addresses the thorny problem of why and whether we should expect to find theories with all-encompassing explicative power.

The Principia The Authoritative Translation

Thanks to this magnificent edition and detailed commentary, it has at long last become possible to make sense of that achievement in its own terms, and to follow exactly what it meant to its author and his readers.

Author: Isaac Newton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290747

Category: Mathematics

Page: 616

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Presents Newton's unifying idea of gravitation and explains how he converted physics from a science of explanation into a general mathematical system.