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Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton.  I almost feel as though I’m writing about an old friend.  Gravitation, Optics, Force and Motion, Thermodynamics, calculus, statistics, binomial theorem ; any chapter in the eleventh and twelfth standard physics and math textbooks will devote a lot of space to him. Almost omnipresent. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the father of classical physics as we know it. Isaac Newton was born on January 4 1643 in Lincolnshire. His family wanted him to continue in the family occupation of farming but Newton found it boring, instead building accurate sundials when not in school. He studied

Newton’s Rediscovery of Gravity!!

Shloka-Akrsta saktisca mahi taya yat svastham guru svabhimukham svasaktya I Akrsyate tatpatativa bhati same samantat kva patatviyam khe II Meaning- The attracting (gravitational) force (is) the earth. That (earth) with that gravitational force of hers attracts towards herself the large objects in the sky. It seems as though she is falling. In space, with matching forces where will she (earth) fall. Source: Siddhanta- siromanih, Bhuvankosha 6, Bhaskarah II (1150 AD) Shloka- Tatha prthivyamabhimanini ya devata prasiddha saisa purusasya   Apanavrttimavastabhyakrsya vasikrtyadha evapakarsenanugraham   Kurvati vartata ityarthah II   Anyatha hi sariram gurutvat patet savakase vodgacchet II Meaning : Similarly, the deity that is