Who did the apple fall on?

Ekaterina Zhukova
Ekaterina Zhukova
December 14, 2012
Who did the apple fall on?

As a rule, about who the apple fell on, we will learn in school in a physics lesson when we study the law of the world wide. Of course, this is Isaac Newton - a famous English scientist, mathematician and physicist who lived in the 18th century. Legend has it that Newton was resting in the garden when an apple fell on his head - and he was immediately lit up with the idea of ​​the law of the law. Where did this legend come from, and how was it really?

It turns out that many scholars and historians have tried to find out if the bike about Newton and the apple is true. And that's what they learned: the story of the apple is in the memoirs of William Sekli - Newton's friend. He writes about how in 1725 he was visiting Sir Newton, they drank tea in the garden, in the shade of apple trees. It was then that Newton told him that the idea of ​​a visit to him on this very place, where the scientist was sitting, lost in thought, and was caused by the fall of an apple. This brought Newton to the idea that, obviously, the earth attracts all objects. That is, Newton just saw a falling apple.Whether it was so or not, but history changed, went to the people, and the expression "Newton's apple" appeared, that is, the case that prompted a person to a discovery or invention.

Of course, not everyone who saw how an apple falls, or to whom an apple actually fell on its head, can make a discovery of world significance. To do this, you have to become a great scientist, a very observant and hardworking person, and devote your whole life to serving science. That's exactly what Sir Isaac Newton was - thanks to him for that.