Thursday, 5 July 2012

Happy 325 birthday

Arguably the most important book ever written, this was first published on the 5th July 1687. From this eventual trilogy, modern mathematics, science, engineering, technology and physics is influenced and derived.

Principia

Principia

There's a rather battered copy, at Cambridge University library, that's been digitised so you can look at every page. There's also an English version, downloadable as one huge PDF file.

(Pictures from the Library of Congress)