The System of the World

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The System of the World - De mundi systemate. ILLUSTRATED AND COMPLETE. Book 3, is an exposition of many consequences of universal gravitation, especially its consequences for astronomy. Here (introduced by Proposition 22,and continuing in Propositions 25–35) are developed several of the features and irregularities of the orbital motion of the Moon, especially the variation. Newton lists the astronomical observations on which he relies, and establishes in a step wise manner that the inverse square law of mutual gravitation applies to solar system bodies, starting with the satellites of Jupiter and going on by stages to show that the law is of universal application. The theory of the motions of comets, for which much data came from John Flamsteed and Edmond Halley, and accounts for the tides, attempting quantitative estimates of the contributions of the Sun and Moon to the tidal motions; and offers the first theory of the precession of the equinoxes.
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Complete Illustrated First Edition
April 16, 2016
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