„To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction“

—  Isaac Newton, livro Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Laws of Motion, III
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)
Contexto: To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction; or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.

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físico e filósofo inglês 1643 - 1727

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