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date: 22 August 2019

Newton, Isaac (1642/43–1727) English mathematician and physicist 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
David M. FaheyDavid M. FAHEY

Isaac Newton was the dominant figure in the Scientific Revolution, a creative period of experiment, observation, and theory that began in the mid-sixteenth century. Newton remains an icon of the scientific method, even for nonscientists who only vaguely know what he accomplished—for instance, the formulation of the theory of universal gravitation and the invention of calculus. ...

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