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Author Pask, Colin, 1943-

Title Magnificent Principia : exploring Isaac Newton's masterpiece / Colin Pask.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  531 P263m 2013    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-523) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Principia.
Mechanics -- Early works to 1800.
Celestial mechanics -- Early works to 1800.
Principia (Newton, Isaac) (OCoLC)fst01801420
Celestial mechanics. (OCoLC)fst00850133
Mechanics. (OCoLC)fst01013446
Genre/Form Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
ISBN 9781616147457 (hardcover)
1616147458 (hbk.)

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