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Good books about Newtonian mathematics.

  1. Feb 15, 2007 #1
    Any one recommend some good books about Newtonian maths, his theories etc, Calculus, Liebnitz ,whatever, or any entry level calculus books? I'm asking on behalf of a friend who wants to get back into maths, so it should be from an introductory level and up?

    I learnt mine from text books, that aren't widely available, ie their university material, so any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2007
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  3. Feb 15, 2007 #2
    17th century mathematics is obsolete in terms of notation and rigorousness. It would hardly benefit your friend to read such books. I recommend a classic introduction, maybe What is Mathematics?
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2007
  4. Feb 15, 2007 #3
    My mistake I mean calculus in general. Just introductory stuff. Thanks.
  5. Feb 15, 2007 #4


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    I don't think he meant for his friend to read Principia :biggrin: (which, of course, you can get by typing prin... into google).

    SD - does he want a popular maths book or a textbook?

    e2a: i see a new reply...
  6. Feb 15, 2007 #5
    He's trying to get back into maths so anything that helps him do that.
  7. Feb 15, 2007 #6
    The book I recommended will do a good job in that respect, I believe. It's not very expensive and gives good insight on mathematics for people that have either forgotten it or feel weak in it.
  8. Feb 15, 2007 #7
    OK thanks, already recommended to my pal. anything else anyone can think of feel happy to put it up :smile:
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