08 FEB 2012 by ideonexus

 The Earliest Account of Newton and the Apple

In the year 1666 he retired again from Cambridge... to his mother in Lincolnshire & whilst he was musing in a garden it came into his thought that the power of gravity (wch brought an apple from the tree to the ground) was not limited to a certain distance from the earth but that this power must extend much farther than was usually thought. Why not as high as the moon said he to himself & if so that must influence her motion & perhaps retain her in her orbit, whereupon he fell a c...
Folksonomies: gravity newton moon apple
Folksonomies: gravity newton moon apple
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Includes the fact that he extended the force pulling the apple to the ground up to the moon.