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Unformatted text preview: towards the center of the Earth and for the orbits of the planets in the solar system. He then came up with his three laws of motion. An object remains at rest or moves in a straight line of constant velocity as long as no external forces acts on it, the rate of change of momentum of a body is directly proportional to the impressed force and takes place in the direction the force acts, and for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. During his later years, he also had created calculus. On March 31, 1727, he began to get sick and died of a kidney stone. Although one of the strangest scientists of all time, always staying in his room cut off from most of society, he is one of the major physicists of our time....
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