How Did Isaac Newton Contribute To Physics

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Isaac Newton is one of the most influential men in all of science. From his invention of the reflecting telescope to his discoveries about gravity and the three laws that govern our entire universe, Isaac Newton's discoveries have changed the face of science and more specifically physics for the better and without him and his discoveries we would have a miniscule amount of knowledge of the forces that govern everything in our massive universe. January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, England, Isaac Newton prematurely came into the world weak, frail, and was not expected to live. His father had died three months prior to his birth. When he was three his mother, Hannah Ayscough remarried Reverend Barnabas Smith, and went to live with him, leaving Isaac Newton to live with his grandmother. When he was twelve, he went to live with his mother again after Barnabas died. Isaac gained his preliminary education from The King's School in Grantham, where he lived with an apothecary. Here excelled in all his classes and moved on to enroll in at the Trinity College, Cambridge in 1661. While Isaac was enrolled here he kept a set of notes…show more content…
The book detailed Newton's three laws of motion. The first law states that an object in motion stays in motion until acted on by an external force. The second law says that force is equal mass multiplied by acceleration and that a change in motion is proportional to the applied force. His third law states that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. These laws allowed Newton to calculate the mass of each planet, the flattening of earth's poles and equator, and how the sun and moon create our earth's tides. These discoverie of these laws are often considered to be one of Newton's greatest scientific achievements and one of the greatest discoveries in all of
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