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Newton's Principia translated and Writings of Leibniz?

  1. Jun 28, 2012 #1
    Hey I was wondering if anyone knew of any good, intuitive and accessible versions of Newton's Principia in English? Also, if anyone could tell me of any mathematical texts written by Leibniz that are now accessible to study? Much thanks:)
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  3. Jun 28, 2012 #2


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    Hey Concavity and welcome to the forums.

    A quick google search turned up the first element:


    I know that there are lots of philosophy books written for Leibniz in many forms (commentary, analysis, his writings, etc), but I'd implore you to use google at a minimum :)
  4. Jun 28, 2012 #3

    Thank you very much! That's exactly what I was looking for.
  5. Jun 28, 2012 #4
    The Nobel prize winning astronomer Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar spent ten years working through the Principia and wrote this book. It's got good reviews on Amazon.

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