Jun 28, 2018
Isaac Newton made an almost incomparable contribution to physics
- practically founding the field with his famous Laws that defined
the mechanics of how bodies move for centuries, and by discovering
gravity when an apple hit his head.
At least, that's the story we all learn in school. But this skips a lot of the crucial history of physics between Aristotle and the 17th century - and, what's more, Isaac Newton was not just a physicist. He was the last of the magicians.
In this, the first episode in our series about Isaac Newton, we cover physics before Newton, and then his childhood and early life. Were there signs of the genius that he would later become?
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