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Newton's Laws by Professor Raymond Flood. 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. Further important work on celestial mechanics was undertaken by Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Pierre-Simon Laplace and Henri Poincare. It was Poincare who discovered that even with Newton's deterministic laws the resulting motion may be irregular and unpredictable, the basis of modern day chaos theory. (from

Newton's Laws

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01. Fermat's Theorems
02. Newton's Laws
03. Euler's Exponentials
04. Fourier's Series
05. Mobius and his Band
06. Cantor's Infinities
07. Einstein's Annus Mirabilis, 1905
08. Hamilton, Boole and their Algebras
09. Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace
10. Gauss and Germain
11. Hardy, Littlewood, Cartwright and Ramanujan
12. Turing and von Neumann