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Isaac Newton

Remarkable Lives

Robin Wilson

Raymond Flood

Pitkin

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ISBN: 9781841658520

Price: £6.00

Publication date: 4 July 2019

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, is one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. This fully illustrated, accessible guide to the life and work of Isaac Newton is the perfect introduction to his groundbreaking work on gravity, motion, optics, light, colour and calculus. It also considers his lesser known research into chemistry, theology and alchemy while assessing his continuing legacy.

Organised chronologically, this book covers his childhood in rural Lincolnshire, school days in Grantham and undergraduate life at Trinity College, Cambridge. All of his major discoveries, breakthroughs and publications are lucidly described. Entries include: the story of the falling apple, Gravity and the Principia, Newton’s laws of motion, Optics, Alchemy and Divinity, as well as his time as Warden of the Royal Mint in London.

This is the essential guide to the life, work and legacy of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.

ABOUT THE Author

Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. A former President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, he has written and edited over 40 books on the history of mathematics.

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ABOUT THE Author

Raymond Flood is Vice-Principal of Kellogg College, Oxford and former President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

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