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The core of truth behind Sir Isaac Newton's apple

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/01/2010

Steve Connor

"It is one of the most famous anecdotes in the history of science. The young Isaac Newton is sitting in his garden when an apple falls on his head and, in a stroke of brilliant insight, he suddenly comes up with his theory of gravity. The story is almost certainly embellished, both by Newton and the generations of storytellers who came after him. But from today anyone with access to the internet can see for themselves the first-hand account of how a falling apple inspired the understanding of gravitational force.

"The Royal Society in London is making available in digital form the key original manuscript that describes how Newton devised his theory of gravity after witnessing an apple falling from a tree in his mother's garden in Lincolnshire, although there is no evidence to suggest that it hit him on the head."

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"The core of truth behind Sir Isaac Newton's apple", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 21/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-core-of-truth-behind-sir-isaac-newton-s-apple