“SIR ISSAC NEWTON” Biography

“Sir Isaac Newton” was a scientist mathematician and astronomer. He was born on January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, England. His father’s name was Isaac Newton SR and his mother’s name was Hannah Ayscough. His father was a farmer and had died three months before Newton’s birth his mother remarried when Isaac was three years old and left young Issac in the care of his grandparents.

Issac attended a school where he was an adequate student at one point his mother tried to take him out of gold so he could help on the farm, but Issac had no interest in becoming a farmer and was soon back at school. Newton attained his preliminary education from the King School in Grantham where he had sold and achieved the top rank. He then enrolled himself as a sizar at the Trinity College, Cambridge in 1661. The young Isaac Newton is sitting in his garden when an apple falls on his head and with any stroke of brilliant Insight he suddenly comes up with his theory of gravity he would spend much of his life at Cambridge becoming a professor of mathematics and a fellow of the Royal Society. He eventually was elected to represent Cambridge University, as a member of parliament Issac had to leave Cambridge from 1665 to 1667, because of the Great Plague. He spent these two years in study in isolation at his home in Woolsthorpe developing theories on calculus, Gravity, and the laws of motion. In 1696 Newton become the warden of the Royal Mint in London he took his duties seriously and tried to get rid of corruption as well to Reform the currency of England he was elected president of the Royal Society in 1703 and was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705. In 1687 Newton published his most important work called “The Philosophies Naturalis Principia Mathematica”. In this work, he describes the three laws of motion as well as the law of universal Gravity this work would go down as one of the most important works in the history of science. It not only introduced the theory of gravity but defined the principles of modern physics outlined in the Principia is a theory about gravity that helps to explain the movement of the planets and the sun this theory is known today as Newton’s law of universal gravitation. Newton’s laws of motion were three fundamental laws of physics that laid the foundation for classical mechanics Newton invented a wall new type of mathematics which he called”Fluxions”. Today we called Smart Calculus and it is an important type of math used in “Advanced Engineering and Science”. In 1658 Newton invented the reflecting telescope this type of telescope used to reflect light and form an image nearly all of the major telescopes used in Astronomy today are reflecting telescopes. He died on March 31st, 1727, in London England at the age of 84 “TWO EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION”.

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