Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Isaac Newton's Notebooks Online

The University of Cambridge holds a large collection of Sir Isaac Newton's notebooks and papers. Recently, the University of Cambridge announced that they have put scanned copies of those papers online. There are six scanned collections that you can flip through and read online. If you would like transcripts of some of the works, visit the Project Newton website.

Applications for Education
The digitized copies of Newton's works provide students with a great opportunity to dive into the thinking of one of the world's great minds. Newton's "Waste Notebook" contains his notes in which he developed ideas about Calculus. That notebook could be useful in showing students some of the steps and processes used by Newton.

H/T to Martin LaMonica at CNET