# Book:Isaac Newton/Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

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## Isaac Newton: *Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica*

Published $1687$.

In English:

*Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy*

Usually referred to as just *Principia*.

### Subject Matter

### Contents

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## 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.

## Sources

- 1937: Eric Temple Bell:
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