Newton

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Newton is a contraction of "New Town", the name of many places in English-speaking countries. The name indicates that at its foundation the town was considered new as compared with earlier communities - however, the name might be retained also when it is quite old. Similar names exist in other languages, such as Neustadt in German, Novgorod in Russian and Neapolis in Greek.

Newton as a place name may refer to:

People[edit]

Newton as surname
  • Isaac Newton (1642–1727), English physicist, mathematician, alchemist, and philosopher
  • Newton (surname), lists of notable people with last name Newton
Newton as given name (forename)

Science and technology[edit]

  • Newton (unit), SI unit of force named after Isaac Newton
  • Newton scale, temperature scale devised by Isaac Newton
  • XMM-Newton, orbiting X-ray observatory named after Isaac Newton
  • Newton (platform), a hardware-software platform developed by Apple, Inc.
  • Newton OS, an operating system for the Apple Newton
  • Newton Game Dynamics, a free physics engine for simulating rigid bodies in games and other real-time applications

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