Event Summary

Isaac Newton links tides to gravitational attraction of moon and sun

Date

1673

Description

English scientist and Cambridge professor, Isaac Newton, publishes his Principia, in which he attributes the tides to the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Timeline 2

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Record ID

283