IN 1672, NEWTON PUBLISHED IN PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS A DESCRIPTION OF CLASSICAL EXPERIMENTS WITH PRISMS AND A THEORY OF COLOR. THE ARTICLE PROVOKED OBJECTIONS AND NUMEROUS ATTACKS, LED BY ROBERT HOOKE, A PROPONENT OF THE WAVE THEORY OF LIGHT. THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF COLLEAGUES CAUSED NEWTON DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
Newton studied optics, trying to explain the physical nature of light. As a result, he came to the corpuscular model, considering light in the form of a stream of particles flying out of a certain light source. Newton proved for the first time that white is the result of mixing all the other colors of the spectrum.
In it same time, the 23-year-old boy was thinking about why the Apple falls perpendicular to the earth's surface and came to the conclusion that Apple draws the Earth, so well as the Earth draws the Apple.
On the wording of the law of gravity from brilliant British scientist took two decades for the first time it he announced to the world on it 1687 — in his fundamental work "the Mathematical principles of natural philosophy".
The story of the fall of the apple became popular thanks to Voltaire.