Like Boyle, Newton studied gases, and the possibility of atoms existing, and like Boyle, his work was impeded by the church. He proposed a mechanical universe where small solid masses were in motion. In short, he believed that there were little tiny pieces of mass that were 'swimming' everywhere.
Significance of contribution
He began to understand that atoms or particles move and are not stationary.
He wrote and published:
- New Experiments Physio-Mechanical
- Touching the Spring of the Air and its Effects (1660)
- The Sceptical Chymist (1661)