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17/12/1706 Newton’s commentator is born


Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1


Emilie du Chatelet

French mathematician and physicist Émilie du Châtelet translated and commented Isaac Newton’s Principia. Her perception of kinetic energy was similar to much younger concepts of special relativity. She also predicted the existence of infrared radiation. Her lover was a famous philosopher Voltaire.
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