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The Scientific and Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016

The scientific and mathematical papers of Sir Isaac Newton represent one of the most important archives of scientific and intellectual work on global phenomena and marks a key moment in the development of the ‘new science’ in the seventeenth century and the importance it placed on observation and an experimental approach to the study of nature. The papers document the development of Sir Isaac Newton’s thought on universal gravitation, calculus, and optics and reveal not discoveries fully formed through inspiration of a lone genius, but ideas worked out through painstaking experiments, calculations, correspondence and revisions. The inscription also includes personal notebooks, correspondence, the manuscript and annotated editions of Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica and a substantial and significant collection of alchemical, theological and administrative manuscripts.

Documentary heritage submitted by Israel and United Kingdom and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017. "The Scientific and Mathematical Papers of Sir Isaac Newton" were recommended as an addition to "The Papers of Sir Isaac Newton" inscribed in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

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