Friday, December 30, 2011

Cambridge Puts Newton’s Papers & Annotated Principia Online!

From OpenCulture:


Cambridge University has had many famous graduates, but perhaps none is more famous than Isaac Newton (class of 1665). This week, Cambridge continues to honor Newton by opening a digital archive of Newton’s personal papers, which includes an annotated copy of the Principia, the landmark work where the physicist developed his laws of motion and gravity. The initial archive features 4,000 pages of scanned materials (roughly 20% of the complete Newton archive), and eventually Cambridge will add material from Charles Darwin, another famous alum, and other scientific figures....MORE

See also:
"Royal Society opens archive, kills productivity" (Newton's First Published Paper; Franklin and the Kite, etc.)