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Indian researcher hailed for his work on Newton`s law of motion

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 19:17

Zee Media Bureau

Shimla: Ajay Sharma, a researcher from Indian hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, has received praise from an international society of scientists for his work on Newton’s law of motion.

Sharma, who works as Assistant Director (Education) with the Himachal Pradesh government, presented his work in international conferences in USA, England (University of Warwick, Oxford).

Even as the appreciation came from abroad, Sharma`s research papers are being published from USA, England, Canada etc.
“The historical narrative provided by you has raised some important issues,” Robert E Bradley, president of the Washington-based Euler Society, said in a letter this week to Ajay Sharma.

“There were no second derivative and acceleration at time of Newton. So he could have not discovered mathematical form of second law of motion,” said Bradley of Adelphi University.

During a conference organised by the Euler Society in Austin in Texas July 21-24, Sharma argued that Newton did not discover the second law of motion.

The second law of motion is an equation which relates mass and acceleration (F=ma).

The scientists agreed with Sharma’s research and to support him, the Euler Society issued a signed statement July 22, saying “The society offers its support to his work and appreciates his efforts in this area.”

His book “Beyond Newton and Archimedes” is published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, Cambridge, England. The 340-page book tries to prove that Newton did not discover the second law of motion.
Sharma,who has been working on the basic laws for the past 31 years, said that the school level textbooks of 220 countries need to be re-structured, as coming generations have the right to know the truth about law of motion.

The book says - Consider a boy is standing at distance of 10 metres from the wall. The boy holds a rubber ball and cloth ball in his hands.

Firstly, the boy throws rubber ball with force 2N (Newton) on the wall. The rubber ball after striking the wall rebounds to 10 metres. Thus, action and reaction are equal in this case. Secondly, the boy throws cloth ball with an equal 2N force on the wall. The cloth ball rebounds to five metres. Thus action and reaction are not equal.

“Thus to every action there is opposite reaction but it may or may not be equal to action,” says the 10th chapter of Sharma’s book.

The book was reviewed by experts of the Cambridge University for more than seven months before it sent for printing.

(With IANS Inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 19:17

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