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Newton may refer to many things:

Physics

  • Newton (unit), the SI unit of force (named in honour of Isaac Newton)
  • Newton scale, a temperature scale devised by Isaac Newton
  • Newtonian mechanics

People

Newton was the name of some famous people:

  • Bert Newton, Australian television personality
  • Bridgett Newton, actress, Play by Play, Bones, Silicon Valley, House
  • Cam Newton, an American football player
  • Chris Newton, youth golfer, skier, and philosopher
  • Helmut Newton, a German photographer
  • Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party
  • Sir Isaac Newton, a famous English physicist
  • John Newton, British slave trader-turned-hymn writer and anti-slavery campaigner
  • John Newton (ACW), American Civil War general and Chief Engineer of the US Army
  • Juice Newton, American singer
  • Keith Newton, English footballer
  • Lauren Newton, Bert Newton's daughter
  • Matthew Newton, Bert Newton's son
  • Nate Newton, former NFL offensive lineman
  • Newton, Australian pop artist musician, famous for his song, Streamline
  • Newton (Billy Myers), a singer from the UK best known for the hit "Sky high"
  • Olivia Newton-John, pop-icon and singer-actress of the 70s and 80s
  • Patti Newton, Bert Newton's wife
  • Syvelle Newton, a college football player
  • Thandie Newton, British actress
  • Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer

Objects

  • Fig Newton, a soft cookie with a center of fig fruit. It usually includes fig seeds, providing a crunchy mouth feel.
  • Newton OS, operating systems made by Apple, for their MessagePad personal digital assistants (PDAs).
  • XMM-Newton, an orbiting X-ray observatory (named in honor of Sir Isaac Newton).

Places

Newton is also the name of several places:

Australia

New Zealand

Singapore

  • Newton, Singapore

United Kingdom

  • The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Newton, Bridgend county borough, Wales
  • Newton, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Newton, Cheshire, England
  • Newton, Herefordshire, England
  • Newton, Lancashire, England
  • Newton, Suffolk, England
  • Newton, Swansea, Wales
  • Newton, near Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside known as Newton to locals
  • Newton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire, England
  • Newton under Roseberry, North Yorkshire

United States

Other uses

  • Newton (the centaur in The Mighty Hercules cartoon)
  • Newton Abbot, Devon, England
  • Newton Game Dynamics
  • Newton Mearns, Scotland
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