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BIOGRAPHY relates the story of Isaac Newton's life from his birth during a plague in an English village through his seminal work in mathematics, theology, alchemy and astronomy. Newton devoted his life to the study of the natural world, discovering the laws of gravity, analyzing light, and developing the three laws of motion to explain the movement of the planets and their satellites. The documentary provides in depth discussions of each of Newton's major discoveries, including calculus, gravity and the reflecting telescope. It traces his studies of ancient history and of the Bible, and details his struggle to gain public recognition for his scientific work.Sir Isaac Newton: The Gravity of Genius will be useful for students interested in mathematics, science, and European history.


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