Isaac Newton

By Zane Robe

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Newton´s Life

  • Born on December 25, 1642
  • Died on March 31, 1727
  • Was separated from his mother at three years old
  • Isaac want to school at Cambridge University
  • During his early school days, Isaac was just a mediocre student
  • In his childhood, Isaac was self-taught except for when he took geometry
  • Isaac Newton read many books
  • When Isaac was reunited with his mother at the age of twelve, his mother pulled him out of school to become a farmer.
  • Isaac Newton was such a horrible farmer, that his mother enrolled him back in school

Newton's Contributions to Math

  • He invented infinitesimal calculus
  • His magnum opus, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, or Principia, laid the foundation for classical mechanics
  • The mathematical description of gravity

This is a video about Newton's law of gravitation

Newtons Universal Law of Gravitation - Science in a Minute

Isaac Newton's Inventions and Discoveries

  • Newton's three laws of motion
  • Centrifugal force
  • Centripetal force
  • White light is made from a spectrum of colors
  • Better telescope lenses
  • The ridges on the circumference of quarters

Isaac Newton´s Quotes

  • ¨I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.¨
  • ¨To every action there is always an opposed and equal reaction.¨
  • ¨To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while the vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.¨
  • ¨If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.¨
  • ¨Truth is ever to be found in simplicity , and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.¨
  • ¨If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.¨

Other Interesting Facts About Isaac Newton

  • He was Master of the Royal Mint, he pursued counterfeiters and took his job very seriously.
  • Isaac Newton was an alchemist and his main objective was to turn common metals into gold.
  • An apple never actually fell on to his head, but the apple tree existed.
  • He was a politician for a little while. (though he was really bad at it)
  • Was a mathematic professor at the University of Cambridge.
  • Was president of the Royal Society, an organization that promoted natural science.
  • Isaac Newton was very religious, which is surprising because most scientist were not religious at the time.