A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; founded 1791.
close
-
The Adams Papers Digital Edition is undergoing active maintenance while we work on improvements to the system. You may experience slow performance or the inability to access content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavor to return to full capabilities as soon as possible.

Browsing: Early Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-02-01-02-0009-0001-0006

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1754-04-09

April 9 1754.

Sir Isaac Newtons three laws of nature proved and illustrated, together with the application of them to the planets, which are kept in their orbits by two forces acting upon them, viz that of gravity and that which is call’d their Centrifugal force whereby <it> they strives to recede from the Center of their orbits, and fly off therefrom in tangents.