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Isaac Newton did not invent the device known as Newton?????????s Balls. According to "The New York Times," it was invented by actor Simon Prebble in 1967. It is named for Newton because it demonstrates conservation of mo... More »

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Newton's cradle, or the executive ball clicker, operates by passing the momentum of a moving ball through other balls of similar weight in sequence until it reaches the ball at the end of the line, causing it to swing aw... More »

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A ball bounces because it is elastic. As it hits a surface it pushes back and the surface also pushes it away, following Sir Isaac Newton's law of motion that states that with every action, there is an equal and opposite... More »

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Isaac Newton created several theories and laws that explain how movement and gravity work. His three most prominent theories are often referred to as Newton's laws or simply as the laws of motion. These laws all involve ... More »

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Sir Isaac Newton nurtured a wide number of interests, which spanned various academic disciplines. Among the most famous are optics, mechanics and mathematics, but Newton was also fascinated by questions of history, philo... More »

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Isaac Newton observed the fall of an apple in 1666 and deduced that the same force pulling the apple to Earth was the same that kept the moon in orbit. He did not publish his theory until 1687. More »

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In their school science classes, students learn about Isaac Newton's laws of motion and his work on understanding gravity. Students in history classes may learn about Newton's philosophical writings, and in advanced math... More »

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