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Daemon
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Sir Isaac Newton (1643)

Widely considered the greatest scientist who ever lived, Newton was an English physicist and mathematician. His most famous publication, Principia Mathematica, regarded as the seminal work of modern science, includes his works on the laws of motion, tidal theory, and the theory of universal gravitation. Newton also worked out the fundamentals of calculus, though this work went unpublished for more than 30 years. How might Newton's study of alchemy have influenced his theory of gravity? More...
thar
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:09:35 AM

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Not so nice though, although Hooke was probably asking for it.
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:52:15 AM
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Imagine what he might have discoverd if he'd been sitting under a pear tree.
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Pearistalsis ? ( Pearentheses ) ? Pearallellograms ? Pearachutes ? Pearadigms ? Pearadise ? ( tho' Milton would have lost it ) I could go on if you'd like...
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love the history course of birthdays
Drew
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So this is the guy whom high school seniors have to blame for ruining their "senior slide" mellow with all that calculus nonsense.
Anatolian
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 6:13:18 PM

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Drew wrote:
So this is the guy whom high school seniors have to blame for ruining their "senior slide" mellow with all that calculus nonsense.


Actually I prefer to be grateful to him for most of the technological achievements of mankind ,which have boosted our ability to survive, and for the foundation of theoretical physics in the modern sense, both of which are due to his "calculus nonsense".
Nabi
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It's amazing we're still widely using his findings in almost every field.If he had lived longer, he would have discovered the whole science.
Drew
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:43:41 PM
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anatolian wrote:
Drew wrote:
So this is the guy whom high school seniors have to blame for ruining their "senior slide" mellow with all that calculus nonsense.


Actually I prefer to be grateful to him for most of the technological achievements of mankind ,which have boosted our ability to survive, and for the foundation of theoretical physics in the modern sense, both of which are due to his "calculus nonsense".


I was being facetious, of course.
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