Who Is Newton?

This section provides a quick introduction of Issac Newton and his main contribution to physics, Newton's Laws of Motion.

Who Is Newton? Newton, full name Isaac Newton, was an English physicist and mathematician. He was born on December 25, 1642, at Woolsthorpe, England, and die on March 31, 1727 at London, England.

Portrait of Isaac Newton by Godfrey Kneller in 1689
Portrait of Isaac Newton by Godfrey Kneller in 1689

Newton's main contribution in physics is the discovering of 3 principals on motion called Newton's Laws of Motion, published in a series of 3 books called "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy)" in 1687:

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Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Space

 Introducion of Frame of Reference

 Introducion of Time

 Introduction of Speed

Newton's Laws of Motion

Who Is Newton?

 Newton's First Law of Motion

 Newton's Second Law of Motion

 Falling Ball in Earth Frame of Reference

 Falling Ball in Elevator Frame of Reference

 Newton's Third Law of Motion

 Introduction of Special Relativity

 Time Dilation in Special Relativity

 Length Contraction in Special Relativity

 The Relativity of Simultaneity

 Introduction of Spacetime

 Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams


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