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Tricentenary of Isaac Newton’s ’Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy’

Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

The first edition of Newton's ``Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica'' was published in 1687. The present paper is dedicated to the tricentenary of this event, which is important not just in the history of physics, but of science generally. After the Introduction, the paper continues with the following Sections: Before Newton, Principia, Principia and the method of principles, The nature of gravitation, Critique of Newtonian mechanics and its subsequent development, On Newton, Concluding remarks.

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PACS: 01.60.+q, 01.65.+g (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1987v030n01ABEH002793
Citation: Ginzburg V L "Tricentenary of Isaac Newton's 'Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy'" Sov. Phys. Usp. 30 46–59 (1987)
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Оригинал: Гинзбург В Л «К трехсотлетию „Математических начал натуральной философии“ Исаака Ньютона» УФН 151 119–141 (1987); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0151.198701e.0119

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