Isaac Newton Dbq

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In 1668 the world 's first reflecting telescope was built by a well known scientist, Isaac Newton. Although Newton accomplished many things in his life he also faced many struggles growing up. Not only did Newton invent the world 's first reflecting telescope he developed the three laws of motion, discovered many new facts about gravity and had many other accomplishments throughout his lifetime. Isaac Newton is often referred to as one of the most influential scientists. He and Albert Einstein are almost equally matched contenders for this title (The Doc, 2015). Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1643 or, according to the Julian calendar he was born december 25, 1642. He was born premature and was not expected to live. His father who was also…show more content…
In 1679, Newton 's mother died which caused him to become extremely isolated for six months; he used this time to study gravity. Although Newton is best known for his work on gravity he also had many physical inventions. He is also known for the invention of calculus as well as another mathematician who they say invented it at the same time. Later on, he then published a book titled Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica which is considered to be one of the most influential books in the history of science today. Newton was elected president of Royal Society after the death of Robert Hookes in 170 3. He worked for the British government as the master of the Royal Mint. He continued to elected as president of the Royal Society until his death. Newton said, “My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” Although he was very successful he knew that his hard work was the reason he got to where we he was. Even though Newton had to face many struggles in his early life between growing up without a father, his mother leaving to live with her new husband, and his mother then dying he was still able to accomplish and bring many new things to the world. Many of Newton 's creative ideas and inventions he brought to the world are still used today. For example, in 1666, Newton came up with the Theories of Gravity. A few years after developing The Universal Law of Gravitation, he created the three Laws of Motion. The first Law of Motion states that every object…show more content…
In 1668, Newton created a telescope that did not have chromatic aberration. Although, astronomers before newton had created a telescope Newton was the first to take the lens out. After taking the lens out of the telescope, he then replaced it with a metal mirror. Removing the glass lens and replacing it with a metal mirror allowed bright images that did not mess with the colors. Although Newton 's telescope could be used to view the sky his intended purpose was to study optics. He made two reflecting telescopes in his life and they are not fit for use today as they would need to be improved. Newton discovered many important things of his life and most of them were all within 18 months. Today he is still considered to be one of the most influential scientists and contributed many useful ideas to the world that are still used today. Although Newton is best known for his study of gravity, the three Laws of Motion and the world’s first reflecting telescope, he also discovered many other ideas and inventions and has earned the title of one of the most influential men
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