What Are Newton's Laws of Motion? by Denyse O'Leary, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
What Are Newton's Laws of Motion?

What Are Newton's Laws of Motion?

by Denyse O'Leary
     
 

Shaping Modern Science explores some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time and the people and events behind them. Fascinating stories reveal the difficulties scientists faced as they challenged existing beliefs and worked to advance scientific understanding.

Sir Isaac Newton once said he could see clearly how motion worked because he stood "on the

Overview

Shaping Modern Science explores some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time and the people and events behind them. Fascinating stories reveal the difficulties scientists faced as they challenged existing beliefs and worked to advance scientific understanding.

Sir Isaac Newton once said he could see clearly how motion worked because he stood "on the shoulders of giants." By this, Newton meant that he had expanded on the work of other great scientists, including Galileo and Copernicus, to make his important discovery-three basic laws that govern the way in which objects move. What Are Newton's Laws of Motion? examines how Newton came to his conclusions and describes how his laws are applied in modern science and technology.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Imagine developing a set of laws that describe motion succinctly, clearly and mathematically. Imagine also that these laws apply equally to motion occurring on Earth and throughout the solar system. This was the contribution to science made by Sir Isaac Newton. But Newton didn't come to his conclusions by himself. Earlier researchers developed ideas and mathematical tools that paved the way for his work. Newton himself said that he "stood on the shoulders of giants." From early Greek thinkers to quantum mechanics, the men and equipment (e.g., particle accelerators) that contributed to the laws of motion are presented in succinct text supported by color photographs and dynamic graphics. Sidebars, offset in contrasting colors, add relevant details to the text on each page. "Quick Facts," offset within the image of a magnifying glass, add one- to three-sentence summaries of interesting, related information. This book from the "Shaping Modern Science" series closes with a timeline, a glossary, a list of books and websites titled "For More Information," and an index. It would be a good addition to a middle or high school science class or library. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778772002
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Series:
Shaping Modern Science Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,203,761
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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