# Book:Isaac Newton/Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

## Isaac Newton: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Published $\text {1687}$.
In English:

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Usually referred to as just Principia.

## Critical View

Nobody since Newton has been able to use geometrical methods to the same extent for the like purposes; and as we read the Principia we feel as when we are in an ancient armoury where the weapons are of gigantic size; and as we look at them we marvel at what manner of man he was who could use as a weapon what we can scarcely lift as a burden.
-- William Whewell

... perhaps the single most powerful work in the long history of mathematics.
-- Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5th ed.)