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Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, who has been "considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived." His monograph Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, lays the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws, by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the Scientific Revolution. (from wikipedia.org)

Isaac Newton: His Life and Work


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Isaac Newton - wikipedia
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, who has been "considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived."
Newton's Laws
In his Principia Isaac Newton used his law of universal gravitation and three laws of motion to explain elliptical planetary motion, the orbits of comets, the variation of the tides and the flattening of the earth at its poles.
Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
This biography reveals Isaac Newton as a very complex figure by interviewing experts and delving into his own writings and those of his contemporaries.
The Birth of the Calculus
Two men independently discovered and formulated methods for the Calculus, Newton in England and Leibniz in Paris.
The Beauty of Diagrams - Newton's Prism
This episode is about Isaac Newton's prism experiments to reveal the nature of light. To explain what he had done, Newton created a diagram.
Newton's Dark Secrets
While Isaac Newton was busy discovering the universal law of gravitation, he was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible and pursuing the covert art of alchemy.

e-Books
Life of Sir Isaac Newton
Author: David Brewster, 1781-1868. Subject: Isaac Newton, 1642-1727. Publisher: Harper, New York. Language: English. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Sir Isaac Newton
Author: S. Brodetsky. Subject: Isaac Newton. Publisher: Methuen And Company Limited. Language: English. Book contributor: Osmania University.
Newton's Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Author: Isaac Newton, 1642-1727; Translated by Andrew Motte. Subject: Isaac Newton, 1642-1727; Mechanics. Publisher: Daniel Adee, New York. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Analytical View of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia
Author: Henry Brougham, 1778-1868; E. J. Routh, 1831-1907. Subject: Isaac Newton, 1642-1727. Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Opticks, or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Opticks, by Isaac Newton. Publisher: London : Printed for William and John Innys at the West End of St. Paul's. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
Newton Papers - Cambridge Digital Library
This digital library holds the largest and most important collection of the scientific works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727).