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Magnificent Principia : exploring Isaac Newton's masterpiece

Author: Colin Pask
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pask demonstrates how the Principia sets out Newton's approach to science, how the framework of classic mechanics is established, how terrestrial phenomena like the tides and projectile motion are explained, and how we can understand the dynamics of the solar system and the paths of comets.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Pask
ISBN: 9781616147457 1616147458
OCLC Number: 818738072
Description: 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory material --
How the Principia begins --
Developing the basics of dynamics --
On to more complex situations --
About Principia Book II --
The majestic Principia Book III --
Reception and influence of Principia.
Responsibility: Colin Pask.

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Pask demonstrates how the Principia sets out Newton's approach to science, how the framework of classic mechanics is established, how terrestrial phenomena like the tides and projectile motion are explained, and how we can understand the dynamics of the solar system and the paths of comets.

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