DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Engraving of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English scientist & mathematician. In 1687 Newton published Principia Mathematica in which he stated the three laws of mechanics describing the motion of a body. From these Newton was able to deduce the law of universal gravitation. The engraving is from Great Astronomers by Sir Robert S. Ball, FRS; published by Ibister & Co., London (1895).
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