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Re: [school-discuss] request for texts
Take this bit of reflection or leave it: I read the Principia in junior math
at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. I am not a mathematician, but
the book is required reading. My memory of it is that it could be used as a
source and broken into digestible bits for average to bright younger students.
It is fascinating, if nothing else, for the discovery of infinitesimal
calculus, so could provide good historical background and demonstration of
real mathematical proofs. Any more than pieces would be difficult for all but
the most motivated of students except with a great tutor.
Quoting mike eschman <email@example.com>:
> i saw the link you sent, this looks ok for an
> undergraduate math major, how would
> h.s. studetns react? it's the same kids, one year later.
> mike eschman, etc ...
> On Tuesday 10 September 2002 08:52 am, Jim Thomas wrote:
> > mike eschman wrote:
> > > hello,
> > >
> > > we are looking for texts that are pre-1923 for inclusion
> > > in the gutenberg library that fit the following :
> > >
> > > introductory physics
> > > inorganic chemistry
> > > algebra
> > > geometry
> > > trigonometry
> > > pre-calculus
> > > calculus
> > How about Newton's Principia Mathematica? Or a translation thereof?
> > http://members.tripod.com/~gravitee/toc.htm
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