Introducing Newton

"Introducing Newton" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics.

Introducing Newton

"Introducing Newton" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics. By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, he had sketched out a system of the world. Einstein's theories are unthinkable without Newton's founding system. He was also a secret heretic, a mystic and an alchemist, the man of whom Edmond Halley said, 'Nearer to the gods may no man approach!'.

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Introducing Newton
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: William Rankin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-18 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

"Introducing Newton" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics. By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, he had sketched out a system of the world. Einstein's theories are
Introducing Newton
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: William Rankin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Icon Books

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Introducing Sartre
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Philip Thody
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-18 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Patrick Curry
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-18 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Brian Clegg
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-01 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

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