Principia

1964 VP. Discovered 1964 Nov. 4 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of Isaac Newton's {1642-1727, see planet (8000)} Philosophise Naturalis Principia Math-ematica on the three-hundredth anniversary of its publication. The culminating work of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, weaving together many diverse strands into one consistent fabric and establishing the enduring paradigm of modern science,

Newton's book was also of major importance for astronomy, including programs for the discovery and observation of minor planets. (M 12012)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson. Citation prepared by R. S. Westfall.

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