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Letter, from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/N1/47

Date: 23 June 1673


Discussing matters raised by letters from Huygens - on the distance of the sun, the Earth and the moon from each other; concerning the 8th proposition 'De descensu gravium' (descending bodies); simplifying Huygens' method of curved lines; discussing Newton's theory of colours with definitions and propositions

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23 June 1673
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Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton, Letter, from Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg, 23 June 1673, EL/N1/47, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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