Philiosophie Naturalis Principa Mathematicas

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people” – Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton, his findings is called the main event of the scientific revolution Isaac Newton is most famous for he’s mathematic calculation of the gravity, not how it worked!. The Philiosophie Naturalis Principa Mathematicas is said to be the most important book in modern Europe history.  The first copy of the book was first published on the 5 of July, 1687. It was written in Latin and made a big impression on other scientist who changed their way of thinking because they realized the importance of it.

In the first part of the book the reader is explained how the findings he did about the three laws of motion. The first one, “everybody continues in the state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless it’s compelled to change that state by force impressed upon it. Second, the change in motion is proportional to the motive force impressed, and it’s made in the direction of the straight line in which the force is impressed. Third and last, to every action there is always opposed and equal reaction.

It was not just the findings about the gravity concluded in the Philiosophie Naturalis Principa Mathematicas. Newton also explained how the tides of the ocean worked. It was the gravitational force from the sun and the moon which affected it.

The earth was flat they thought, and beyond the horizon there is a precipice to the unknown that the space was offering. But this wasn’t true. Newton showed that the earth was round by he’s calculations.

The finding Sir Isaac Newton did was before his time. They way of thinking was change dramatically. But what if Newton wouldn’t come up with these findings. How would the view of the gravity and the earth look like then?  I think most likely that someone else had come up with it but not as early as Newton did, due to the fact that he was so before his time.


Postat av: Andreas Larsson

Great job Basse!

I agree with you when you say that Newton was way ahead of his time. He was the only one who asked why, for instance an apple fell. So he had curiosity to go with his brilliance and that makes one fine scientist. That I think was the main difference between Newton and other scientists at the time being. His work was really important for the view we have on the world and universe today.

2011-04-06 @ 17:54:54
Postat av: Marielle

Good article Calle! :)

I also think that someone else had come up with the same as Newton did. But who knows, maybe no one would know about gravity and earth if Newton didn’t come up with things about that. This is things we don’t know, and would never know either..

2011-04-08 @ 10:40:24
Postat av: alskif

2011-08-15 @ 09:32:46

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