Newton, Isaac: Principia Mathematica (Folio Society)
Published by Folio Society in 2008. First edition. Good antiquarian condition. The slipcase has some minor marks on it. Internally clean with no handwriting marks. Previous owner inscription. Two volume slipcase edition (Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton and A Guide to the Principia Mathematica by I. Bernard Cohen. Cohen (1914-2003) was the Victor S. Thomas professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the author of many books on the history of science and, in particular, Isaac Newton.) Introduction by Stephen Hawking. Illustrated.
Isaac Newton is considered the father of the study of infinitesimal calculus, mechanics and planetary motion, and the theory of light and colour.
Newton secured his place in history by formulating gravitational force and defining the laws of motion and attraction in his landmark work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica). There Newton fused the scientific contributions of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and others into a dynamic new symphony. Principia, the first book on theoretical physics, is widely regarded as the most important work in the history of science and the scientific foundation of the modern worldview.
Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica was first published in Latin in 1687.