Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física
Print version ISSN 1806-1117
SILVA, Diego Aurino da and PEDUZZI, Luiz O.Q.. The development period of Newtonian physics: counterviews and opinions surrounding advancement of scientific knowledge. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp.1-11. ISSN 1806-1117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-11172012000200018.
Proposed is a reflection on the use of the development period of Newtonian physics as a means to argue against the simple concepts of scientific knowledge. The principal intent is to discuss topics of this historic era to reveal how they could support this new concept of scientific formation. Simple reproduction is not discussed but, rather, how this historical context could broaden cultural and notional scientific knowledge comprehension.
Keywords : the development period of Newtonian physics; scientific formation; simples conceptions of scientific knowledge.