Newton, Sir Isaac

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Sir Isaac, English physicist, 1642-1727.
newton - derived unit of force in the SI system.
Newton disk - a disk on which there are seven colored sectors, which, when rapidly rotated, appear white.
Newton law - the attractive force between any two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers. Synonym(s): law of gravitation
Newton rings - colored rings on thin surfaces.
newtonian aberration - the difference in focus or magnification of an image arising because of a difference in the refraction of different wavelengths composing white light. Synonym(s): chromatic aberration
newtonian constant of gravitation - a universal constant relating the gravitational force, attracting two masses toward each other when they are separated by a distance.
newtonian flow - the type of flow characteristic of a newtonian fluid.
newtonian fluid - a fluid in which flow and rate of shear are always proportional to the applied stress.
newtonian viscosity - the viscosity characteristics of a newtonian fluid.
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This should be a time of respect for Sir Isaac Newton, what with the 300-year anniversary of his masterwork, the Principia.
Great ideas come from interesting places -- like the shaded base of an apple tree where Sir Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity.
Like most of his stablemates, Sir Isaac Newton carried plenty of expectation to the track on his debut in the 7f maiden at Leopardstown.
So does that mean we all have the potential to become geniuses like Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton or Leonardo da Vinci?
Sketches of scientists Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton will form part of a light show which will illuminate the university's Senate House on Saturday night.
The great Sir Isaac Newton - long regarded as the single most important contributor to the development of modern science - must be spinning in his grave.
But there were grand commissions for public works, including a mosaic for the Tottenham Court underground station, London, and a bronze of Sir Isaac Newton for the entrance of the British Library.
According to Steve Beckett,of the Institute of Physics, who helped organise tonight's lecture at Liverpool University, Horrocks was even mentioned by Sir Isaac Newton.
Sir Isaac Newton was the first person to actually build one of these telescopes, in 1688.
Great ideas come from interesting places - like the shaded base of an apple tree where Sir Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity.
Jerry Seinfeld Famous people born on Christmas Day include: Annie Lennox, Sissy Spacek, Humphrey Bogart, Jimi Hendrix, Quentin Crisp and Sir Isaac Newton
The ex-Beatle received 8% of the votes and was beaten to the top spot by scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who beat TV winner Sir Winston Churchill.