Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Tuesday 9th September 2014

September 9th 1658 an early Isaac Newton experiment

A 16 year old boy in Lincolnshire amuses himself trying to calculate the the wind`s force. First he jumps with the wind, then directly against it. After measuring the length of each leap, and comparing it with the length he can jump in still weather, he rates the storm in feet.

Isaac Newton claims that this is one of his earliest experiments.

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