1Relating to or arising from the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
- ‘They lectured on the tenets of the Newtonian system and valiantly defended contentious issues of Newtonian natural philosophy against attacks from critics.’
- ‘So the 20th century brought two major refinements of the old Newtonian picture: quantum mechanics and relativity.’
- ‘In the Einsteinian world there is more individualism and less government than in the Newtonian.’
- ‘The remarkable insight of Einstein was to discard the Newtonian notion of absolute time and view simultaneity in purely operational terms.’
- ‘Although we can know the everyday world in its Newtonian clarity, we can only know the quantum world if we are prepared to accept it in its Heisenbergian uncertainty.’
- 1.1Formulated or behaving according to the principles of classical physics.
- ‘According to Newtonian gravity, light is not affected by gravity, as light is massless.’
- ‘The classic Newtonian view of gravity as a simple force between objects was overthrown by Einstein's vision of gravity as the result of objects warping space and time.’
- ‘Field's formulation of Newtonian gravitational theory postulates, and has variables ranging over, space-time points and space-time regions.’
- ‘In the modern Tychonian system, Keplerian and Newtonian principles are maintained, as in the heliocentric theory.’
- ‘But that's true of billiard balls and we don't resort to quantum physics to explain the Newtonian behaviour or lots of other stuff.’