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ERIC Number: EJ892007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Newton's Apple
Hendry, Archibald W.
Physics Teacher, v45 n5 p294-298 May 2007
Isaac Newton may have seen an apple fall, but it was Robert Hooke who had a better idea of where it would land. No one really knows whether or not Isaac Newton actually saw an apple fall in his garden. Supposedly it took place in 1666, but it was a tale he told in his old age more than 60 years later, a time when his memory was failing and his recollections of events did not always match known facts. However, one thing is certain--falling objects were to play a key part in Newton's eventual understanding of how objects move.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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