## Comment 5 pillars of science and link to 80 more (Score 1) 451

1. Euclid of Alexandria, "Elements" (300 B.C.).
2. Archimedes, "The Works of Archimedes", (ca. 250 BC), translation by Thomas Heath, Dover Publications (2002). [First mathematical physicist on record].
3. G. Galilei, "Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze" ("Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences"), Leiden, Louis Elsevier (1638). [Mechanics, kinematics, theory of inertia]
4. I. Newton, "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica" ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy") (1687). [Laws of motion]
5. J.C. Maxwell, "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 155, 459-512 (1865). Cfr. "Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism", Dover Publications (1954) [Theory of electromagnetism]. For fundamental scientific works in 20th century, see http://strangepaths.com/resources/fundamental-papers/en/