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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

  1. May 14, 2016 #1
    Is Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton, one of the top 5 Physics-Maths books of all times?
     
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  3. May 14, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    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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