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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

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Is Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton, one of the top 5 Physics-Maths books of all times?
 

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Its probably not on any top 5 list for students but from a historical perspective it would have to be.

According to this list its number one in the Science section:

http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/50_books_that_changed_the_world/

Other lists don't even bring it up and curiously Euclid's Elements never comes up. I guess because so many students were traumatized by math in their early years that they've blocked this book out of their memory.
 

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