Synopses & Reviews
Written and illustrated by William Rankin, "Introducting Newton and Classical Physics" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics. By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, he had sketched out a system of the world. Einstein's theories are unthinkable without Newton's founding system. He was also a secret heretic, a mystic and an alchemist, the man of whom Edmund Halley said "Nearer to the gods may no man approach!". This is an ideal companion volume to "Introducing Einstein".
Newton was arguably the greatest scientific genius of all time and yet remains a mysterious figure. Single-handedly he made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics, and by 25 had largely defined Classical Physics. He was also a secret heretic, a mystic, an alchemist -- and the scourge of forgers as England's Master of the Royal Mint.
Newton was arguable the greatest scientific genius of all time and yet remains a mysterious figure.
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