Cohen, I. Bernard. Introduction to Newton's 'Principia'. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971, 380 p.
Book-length introduction to the Principia featuring a review of contemporary, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century interest in the work; discussion of the problems of Newtonian scholarship; and analysis of Newton's writing, revision, and publication of the first and successive editions of Principia.
Hall, A. Rupert. All Was Light: An Introduction to Newton's Opticks. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, 252 p.
Includes biographical discussion of Newton; examination of the experiments and lectures that provided the data for...
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