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Newton in Context

Isaac Newton (Jan. 4, 1643 until Mar. 31, 1727) was an extremely important physicist and mathematician. Newton’s first major stride in his fields came in 1668, when he created the first reflecting telescope. His next major, and arguably most influential, work came in 1687 in the form of his book Principia. Principia is often called … Continue reading Newton in Context Continue reading

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Copernicus in Context

Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 2/19/1473, d. 5/24/1543) is a man who revolutionized the field of astronomy. Unlike his contemporaries, who were satisfied with a Ptolemaic universe driven by Aristotelian physics, Copernicus wasted to understand the heavens and stars as accurately as possible. Although not the first to do so, Copernicus devised a new model for the … Continue reading Copernicus in Context Continue reading

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