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5 Stars for Pure Genius,
This review is from: The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Hardcover)
It scared the life out of me when I saw the size of this book but like paulsaunders18 said, don't be put off by the size of the book. I've read bits here and there and it does amaze me how Newton wrote this book, it's no surprise nobody could write anything to confront him. I really recommend this book to anybody that knows of Newton's works like F=ma, but that is all high school stuff. Newton really really makes you think hard in following his work which is an honour to read. No wonder he went mad. Buy it..quick..in the mean time do some weights.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2009 14:08:25 GMT
C. W. Rimell says:
Good review, but I'm sorry to see the F=ma. It's a common error and doesn't do justice to Newton; his 2nd law can cope with mass as a variable.
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 19:28:41 BDT
Newton didn't go mad. Where did you get that from?
Force is proportional to the rate of change of momentum. That is f=kd(mv)/dt where k is a constant. D.Bathgate's formula is missing a few brackets.
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