Babson College's Grace K. Babson
Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton: Manuscripts contains research notes,
correspondence, and documents of Isaac Newton. The collection also includes
correspondence and legal documents related to Newton written by his contemporaries.
Sir Isaac Newton, an English polymath, is one of the most influential scientists of
all time. His Principia Naturalis Principia Mathematica
of 1687 set forth a new system of the world based on universal gravitation, and
revolutionized the study of physics, mechanics and astronomy. Newton discovered the
principles of the calculus before he was 25 years of age (along with co-discoverer
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz). He also made fundamental contributions to optics,
including the nature of light and color, and the invention of the first practical
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