“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is a ocean”
- Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Organizing the Universe written by William J, Boerst
Explains the life story of one of the greatest scientists of all time. Sir Isaac Newton is a historic figure because he is the credited inventor of calculus. Newton also developed the theory of gravity and the laws of motion. Newton’s early life was not exactly a fairy tale.
Sir Isaac Newton was premature, he was born on 12/25/1642 in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United
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Calculus is often regarded as Newton’s greatest mathematical achievement, Calculus is the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions. Isaac Newton developed calculus to help him explain the motion of planets. Since Newton did not address his ideas to the public it gave other scientists and mathematicians to develop similar ideas. Newton was doubted that he created Calculus, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz claimed that he created Calculus before Newton. Even though Leibniz created it in 1675 a decade after Newton developed his first ideas. This was all because Newton, was very secretive about his ideas and discoveries. [Boerst, 125, 127,