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Newton and Gravity

by Paul Strathern

  • ISBN: 9780385492416
  • ISBN10: 0385492413

Newton and Gravity

by Paul Strathern

  • List Price: $9.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
  • Publish date: 08/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780385492416
  • ISBN10: 0385492413
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Description: An often witty and always informative look at the father if physics -- his work, his eccentricities, and his "Big Idea" and about what keeps us all from spinning into space.

A good case can be made for Isaac Newton being the finest mind humanity has yet produced. His theory of gravity offered his contemporaries their first glimpse of how the universe actually works, and his mathematics enabled later generations to walk on the moon. Today, we know that gravity is what keeps our feet on the ground, but how many of us know how Newton's greatest discovery really works? In Newton & Gravity, Paul Strathern encapsulates several of Newton's more world-altering discoveries, explaining in lively prose their cultural context as well as Newton's early obsession with science (bordering on dementia) that made his revolutionary vision possible. Just a few of the big ideas covered here are:
-- Newton's discovery of calculus at age twenty-three
-- Why one of the greatest human insights of all time was in fact a hunch, and how it actually works
-- Why it took Newton twenty years after his discovery to reveal to the world the secret of gravity and planetary motion

Ideal for the intelligent reader eager to better understand how and why the universe works the way it does, Newton & Gravity is a fascinating refresher course that makes physics not only fun but shockingly easy to understand.

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