Newton,Sir Isaac

Newton, Sir Isaac. 1642-1727.
English mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature of light, and three laws of motion. His treatise on gravitation, presented in Principia Mathematica (1687), was supposedly inspired by the sight of a falling apple.
  New·toʹni·an adj.

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Universalium. 2010.

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