Newton's `Principia', Book One. Section I.

In the Principia, Book One, Section I, Newton outlines his method of prime and ultimate ratios, which is essentially a theory of limits.

The Latin text available here is taken from the 3rd edition of the Principia, published in 1726. The English translation was made by Andrew Motte and published in 1729.

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D.R. Wilkins
School of Mathematics
Trinity College, Dublin