Isaac Newton Research Paper

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Sir Isaac Newton

English natural philosopher, Sir Isaac Newton, generally known for his invention of the infinitesimal calculus and his theory of light and color, transformed the way the humans see life today. Newton was a very smart and intelligent person that could do anything he set his mind to do. Isaac Newton is one of the most celebrated and recognized mathematicians and physicists in world history. Without Newton the life of mathematics and science would not be the same.

Isaac Newton was born prematurely on Christmas day 1642 (January 4th, 1643, New Style) in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire (Hatch). He was also raised in Woolsthorpe. As Newton was growing up his mother left when he was three years old for a wealthy man he so much hated (Hatch). …show more content…

Newton spend most of his time studying astronomy and the lives and work of many famous astronomers. One of Newton’s best-known achievements while in school was his discovery of the generalized binomial theorem that set the stage for an expanded mathematical system which would be advanced calculus (Isaac Newton). When he graduated, Newton invested a lot of time in self-study that focused on physics, calculus, and laws of gravity (Isaac Newton). Newton was an expert at anything he put his mind to. After Newton’s years at Trinity College he went on to publish an influential work titled The Principia and it centered on infinitesimal calculus in geometric form (Isaac Newton). Newton’s biggest invention/discovery would be the generalized binomial theorem that helped start calculus or his discovery of gravity. In the year 1669 Newton was awarded being named Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, traditionally a person who was awarded such a position had to become a priest (Isaac Newton). Newton was given an exemption from that rule (Isaac …show more content…

Newton made many discoveries in areas related to optics, the theory of finite differences, and innovative applications in geometry (Isaac Newton). His work on cubicle curves in relation to the Euclidean plane was quite revolutionary for its time (Isaac Newton). As with his other studies, the work set the stage for amazing inroads in math and science when others built upon the groundwork he created (Isaac Newton). In his later years Newton invested a significant amount of time writing about the subject of religion and he even studied alchemy (Isaac Newton). Financial hardships, however later, plagued him later in life (Isaac Newton). Newton’s life didn’t really change after his discoveries, back then people weren’t interested in mathematics and science like people

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