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Isaac Newton and the apple drop mystery of today’s Google doodle

Written by: on 4th January 2010 |
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Different reactions from various people around the world simultaneously occurred after they saw an apple dropped from today’s Google doodle in Google.com. People around the world were twitting about it, spreading the oh-so-awesome and fantastic news about the animated doodle.

The idea was awesome and clever and this is one of the most unique Google doodles I’ve ever seen!

This doodle was created in recognition of Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 and today is his 366th birthday, if he’s still alive today.

Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.

Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the scientific revolution.

The apple dropping from today’s Google doodle points to his first law of motion. In the absence of force, a body either is at rest or moves in a straight line with constant speed.

In layman’s term, “An object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force” or “A body persists in a state of uniform motion or of rest unless acted upon by an external force.”

There exists a set of inertial reference frames relative to which all particles with no net force acting on them will move without change in their velocity. Newton’s first law is often referred to as the law of inertia.

That’s all for today class.

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  1. balamurugan says:

    thank u google for this information

  2. siamak says:

    it was in the memorial of a man who shaked the the world not just the fundamental laws of mechanics

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  4. g.karthikeyan says:

    many more happy returns

  5. Patriotic Indian says:

    Nice Doodle By Google!

    Newton will be rem

  6. Sowmya says:

    Thanks for the information..
    Really awesome doodle….

  7. john says:


  8. maxwell says:

    We thank God for giving His creation such wisdom to come out with the laws of motion and gravity.

  9. maxwell says:

    thank you google too for making us remember such an important man

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