Isaac Newton Quote

Rational mechanics must be the science of the motions which result from any forces, and of the forces which are required for any motions, accurately propounded and demonstrated. For many things induce me to suspect, that all natural phenomena may depend upon some forces by which the particles of bodies are either drawn towards each other, and cohere, or repel and recede from each other: and these forces being hitherto unknown, philosophers have pursued their researches in vain. And I hope that the principles expounded in this work will afford some light, either to this mode of philosophizing, or to some mode which is more true.


Preface, translation in William Whewell's History of the Inductive Sciences (1837) - Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)

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Rational mechanics must be the science of the motions which result from any forces, and of the forces which are required for any motions, accurately...

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Rational mechanics must be the science of the motions which result from any forces, and of the forces which are required for any motions, accurately...

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Rational mechanics must be the science of the motions which result from any forces, and of the forces which are required for any motions, accurately...

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Rational mechanics must be the science of the motions which result from any forces, and of the forces which are required for any motions, accurately...