# Sir Isaac Newton

### By: Raymond Branscomb

## Background on Sir Isaac Newton

## Thesis Statement

Subject:Calculus

Thesis Statement: Newton advanced many things including math, alchemy, science, and space exploration. In my research I decided to focus on calculus. Calculus solved many problems such as how the planets orbit the sun and how fast planets move around the sun. Because of Newton's research the first landing on the moon was successful.

## What Is Calculus Calculus is a part of math that works out changes in the rate of change, like the speeding up or slowing down of a moving vehicle which is used in engineering and science. | ## The Invention of Calculus In 1666 Cambridge (His university) closed down because of the plague in London. Newton headed home where he experimented with the origin of colors and the nature of gravity, and created what we know as calculus today. | ## After Inventing After his work on calculus was published in June 1669, Newton entered into a dispute with the German mathematician, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz over who among the two was the real inventor of calculus. Although both of them had independently developed the infinitesimal calculus, some have suggested that it was Leibniz, who began publishing his research first. However, this view is not widely accepted. |

## What Is Calculus

## The Invention of Calculus

## After Inventing

## Why I chose to study Isaac Newton

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