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Generally speaking, "Newtonian" refers to the scientific work of Isaac Newton, e.g. Newtonian mechanics and Newtonian telescopes.

  • Newtonian telescope
  • Newtonian liquid
    • Non-Newtonian liquids like ooblick resist rapid motion. Practical uses, for instance as body armour, are being researched.

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Newtonian telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
The Newtonian telescope is a type of reflecting telescope invented by the British scientist Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), using a parabolic primary mirror and a flat diagonal secondary mirror.
Newtonians have coma, which is blurring of images away from the optical center.
Newtonians have a central obstruction due to the secondary mirror in the light path.
A critique of Newtonian physics by Alex Paterson (634 words)
Newtonian Physics theory is based on the late 17th century notion that the Universe is made up of solid objects which are attracted towards each other by a force called 'Gravity'.
Newton's Laws of Motion (Newtonian Mechanics) successfully described the motions of planets, mechanical machines and fluids and this success gave rise to the notion that the laws of Newtonian Physics were basic laws of nature and as such were immutable.
Newtonian physics (although interestingly enough, not Newton himself) maintained that everything in existence could be described "objectively" because all phenomena were strictly a result of the physical interactions of all its physical parts.
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