- Three editions.
<br /><br />Hahaha, you're right. <br />Newton had written his book without using calculus, which might have greatly reduced the volume. It's full of geometrical diagrams. Surely it also won't be a recommendable reader for latin learners. <br />But if you wonder how you could describe the classical mechanics without calculus, this book shows how, and the energy of the maestro.<br />Latin(neo-latin) has been in common usage until quite recently among the scholars, and had to be alive in some degree, so no wonder new words had to be coined for new concepts(vinum<br /> novum in utres novos).<br />Anyway, as you pointed out, this book has more historical value than educational. (And I wonder what Schrödinger had to say if required to describe quantum mechanics without using calculus and algebra. ;D)<br /><br />Thanks for comments!...<br /><br />Also, that book being mathematically inclined, the Latin in it would have required the creation of many new words (which I certainly wouldn't know). Incidentally, his pursuits did required a new form of mathematics (Calculus. Though, I am pretty sure everyone knew that historical tidbit.)<br /><br />This book however, would be interesting for the mathematical historian and linguistician.<br />
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