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Newton's Principia

  1. Jul 24, 2014 #1
    I have just completed reading an English translation (The Great Books version) of Newton's Principia and found it rough going. Does anyone know of a modern English translation that adheres to the proposition sequence but puts each idea and proof into an easy to understand form, e.g., such as a good undergraduate physics book would do? The math was not the problem, but rather, the somewhat archaic wording and phraseology.
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  4. Jul 24, 2014 #3
    Congrats on getting through it though. I was not so successful. I hope you got something out of the experience!
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