Isaac Newton: Life And Achievements

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20 May 2015 Isaac Newton: Life and Achievements Isaac Newton was a legend that had changed the world of science and mathematics. He was born early on Christmas day, 1642. The fact that Isaac was born on Christmas day and was a posthumous child gave him a thought that he is a man on a mission. This thought gave him extreme confidence in his ability. He assumed he was right about his equations, and most of them was. Newton 's ideas were so good that Queen Anne knighted him in 1705 (Christianson 1-2). His accomplishments laid the foundations for modern science and revolutionized the world. Newton once compared himself as a boy: “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” (Greene) Isaac lived along with his mother and half-siblings at Woolsthrope until 1654, when he left to attend King’s School. It was not long before everyone knows that Isaac’s mind is brilliant. Isaac never have bonded with anyone. Whatever the reasons were, his intellectual ability or experiences, Isaac had a very isolated childhood. He used to fell behind in his studies because he was spending too much time building windmills and sundials, but he would still do his schoolwork when his schoolmaster rebuked him (Boerst 15-20). Isaac departed for Trinity College, at

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