Principia Mathematica

1687

Principia Mathematica

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Isaac Newton mathematics

Principia Mathematica

Mathematical modeling

Universal gravitation

Isaac Newton, in publishing the Principia, started a revolution in physics. The book is important not just for the physical laws that it established, but for its style and its mathematical methods. In addition to inventing infinitesimal calculus, establishing the laws of gravitation and motion, Newton invented the reflecting telescope, and discovered that white light is composed of a spectrum of colors.

Newton was a great genius and many consider him the most influential scientist of all time. (Others think of Einstein.)

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