Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birthday of Isaac Newton: Apple falls on Google Homepage

Google is celebrating birthday of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)by showing falling apple on Google home page

Google used to show Doodle for representing special days and birthdays of scientists.

Since "falling of apple" inspired Newton to find about the gravity of earth, Google has selected this Doodle for representing his Birthday.

I think first time Google Doodle is seeing animation (falling apple).
It seems the "falling apple" is getting displayed using javascript itself.

This animated apple is not getting shown in the Doodle list which is created from RSS feed of Doodles. It just shows the static part of the Doodle.

You can share your comments thro' comments section if you know anything more about javascript used in this "falling apple" Doodle.

If you are not able to see the "falling apple" in your Google homepage, you can watch the below video.

It seems Newton's actual birthday comes on December 25. You can refer this article.

You can see this YouTube video to know more about Newton.

Find below the Newton's 3 laws about motion

* Newton’s First Law states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force.
* Newton’s Second Law states that an applied force on an object equals the rate of change of its momentum with time.
* Newton’s Third Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

If you want to learn more about Newton's 3 laws of motion, you can watch this video.

Is the Newton-and-the-apple story true? Does anybody really understand the Principia? Was Newton a nice guy?

To know answer for these questions you can read the interview of Dr. Jed Buchwald, an historian of physics and professor of history at the California Institute of Technology

Newton has invented many different things in different fields such as Mathematics, Theology and Alchemy, Mechanics and Gravitation and Optics.

Find below Newton's Quotes

“This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.”

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess”

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent”

“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.”

“To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.”

“Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.”

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

“It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.”

“If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.”

“I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light”

“The seed of a tree has the nature of a branch or twig or bud. It is a part of the tree, but if separated and set in the earth to be better nourished, the embryo or young tree contained in it takes root and grows into a new tree.”

“About the Time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition”

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”

“Yet one thing secures us what ever betide,/ The scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.”

“I'm kind of obsessed with that song, I've used it in almost every project I've done, ... I can't get over it. I own 30 versions of it.”

“What I'm trying to do with most of my work is establish this new modernism, ... If people don't walk out of theatres saying, 'Yes, something is possible,' then you've failed.”

“"I am ashamed to tell you to how many figures I carried these computations, having no other business at the time."”

“The system of revealed truth which this Book contains is like that of the universe, concealed from common observation yet...the centuries have established its Divine origin.”

“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.”

“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.”

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

Find below the Google timeline data for Isaac Newton.


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  1. 1642
    1642 - IN the year 1642, in the plain but substantial manor-house of Woolsthorpe, in Lincolnshire, was born Isaac Newton, the greatest philosopher the world has hitherto seen. "God said,'Let Newton be, and all waaligntl'" He was an assiduous, sagacious, and faithful ...

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  2. Dec 25, 1642 - Sir Isaac Newton Juan Samala Grace High School 11th Grade Report SirIsaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, near Grantham, on December 25, 1642. His education. Save Sir Isaac Newton; His Three Laws Of Motion.
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    Jan 4, 1643 - Sir Isaac Newton was born on 4 January 1643 in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England. By the time Sir Isaac Newton was three, his father had died, his mother had remarried, and he had been left to live with his maternal grandmother. After studying at local ...

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  4. 1665
    1665 - Also in 1665, Isaac Newton invented fluxions. You are probably asking yourself right now what are fluxions? Fluxions comes from the word "flux" which means constantly changing. Newton's idea of fluxions is now called calculus. Calculus is the branch of mathematics ...

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  5. 1666
    1666 - In the year 1666, Isaac Newton made revolutionary inventions and discoveries in calculus, motion, optics and gravitation. As such, it has later been called Isaac Newton's"Annus Mirabilis." It is this year when Isaac Newton observed an apple falling from a tree ...

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  6. 1668
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  7. 1672
    1672 - Did sir isaac newton invent anithing? What did sir isaac newton invent in 1672? When did isaac newton discovered inertia? When did sir isaac newton invent friction? What did Sir Isaac discovered about comets? What are three things that isaac newton discovered?

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  8. 1675
    1675 - "IF I HAVE SEEN FURTHER," WROTE SIR ISAAC NEWTON IN 1675, "it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Thus one of the surpassing intellects in scientific history credited the accomplishments of his predecessors, while describing the need and ...

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  9. 1676
    1676 - In 1676, Sir Isaac Newton wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants." In this blog, we take Newton's words to heart, and recognize the many great engineers and scientists upon whose shoulders we stand. So who do you think of when ...

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  10. 1680
    1680 - When and where did isaac newton born? What happened to isaac newton and why? In 1680 what happened with isaac newton? What happened to isaac newton when he died? What happened during Isaac Newton's childhood? What would happen if Isaac newton was never born? Was ...

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  11. 1686
    1686 - This conviction, arrived at through experience, was clearly enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton in the first of his celebrated Laws of Motion, published in his Principia, in 1686. First Law of Motion.—Every body continues in its state of rest, or of moving with ...

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  12. 1687
    1687 - What was isaac newton's most famous discovery? What was sir isaac newton'sdiscovery in 1687? How did robert hooke new discovery interest isaac newton? What scienfific discovery was isaac newton best known for? 3 mechanical devices sir isaac newton made when he was a child?
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  13. Jul 5, 1687 - They were first compiled by Sir Isaac Newton in his work Philosophiae NaturalisPrincipia Mathematica, first published on July 5, 1687. arrow Dubai, Canada and UK . arrow Freshwater fish do not actively drink water, but absorb the water through their skin and ...

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  14. 1696
    1696 - W. Whiston, Professor of Mathematics at the Cambridge University, and the immediate successor to the illustrious Sir Isaac Newton, published a work in the year 1696, only nine years after Newton had pub. lished his immortal work, " The Principia," in which ...

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  15. 1704
    1704 - In 1704, Isaac Newton's book Opticks proposed that light was composed of primitive colors. He arbitrarily defined these colors as ROYGBIV. His spectrum originally had only five hues, but he inserted orange and indigo to make an octave of colors, reflecting his ...

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    1714 - ON the accession of George I. to the British throne in 1714, Sir Isaac Newton became an object of in- terest at court.
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  17. 1717
    1717 - up to the year 1717, when it passed into the possession of Sir Isaac Newton, who employed it to support his great telescope at Wanstead. The May-pole was gailypainted in different colours; covered all over with flowers and evergreens, and decorated with flags and ...

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  18. 1720
    1720 - New payments technologies are heralding what appears to the greatest union of the disciplines of science and credit counceling class since Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, unwittingly put Great Britain on the gold standard, back in 1720. The State regulates ...

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  19. 1727
    1727 - Sir Isaac Newton, who died in 1727, is buried in Westminster Abbey. Newton'sdiscoveries are. First edition of an important paper by Sir Isaac Newton. but was not published,. or communicated to the Royal Society, till after Newton's death,.

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  20. 1882
    Feb 24, 1882 - Public Works Commissioner Hubert C. Thompson transmitted to Mayor Grace yesterday the report of Chief Engineer Isaac Newton in regard to the proposed increase of the... ISAAC NEWTON, Chief Engineer. Ni'av-Ioxx, Jau. 31, 1882. Isaac 1', Psq., Chie/' Engineer Crocofi aqueduct Dsan. ...
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Chris said...

Great article about Newton. He deserves this special logo. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Its really nice

Emily Hamilton said...

Some great thoughts! Those interested in Isaac Newton may enjoy an audio by the Amazing People Club,
Keep up the great work!

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