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17/12/1706 Newton’s commentator is born

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Philosophy: Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1

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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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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Contribution to philosophy 

    • Early education 

    • Marriage 

    • Children 

    • Resumption of studies 

    • Relationship with Voltaire 

    • Social life after living with Voltaire 

    • Final pregnancy and death 

    • Warmth and brightness 

    • ''Institutions de Physique'' 

    • Forces Vives 

    • Advocacy of kinetic energy 

    • Translation and commentary on Newton's ''Principia'' 

    • Development of financial derivatives 

    • Translation of the ''Fable of the Bees'', and other works 

    • Legacy 

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