Isaac Newton's Theory Of Motion And Motion

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Isaac Newton was a well-known physicist and mathematician from the times of the Scientific Revolution. He is often identified for developing the principles of modern physics. Many recognize him from the myth of his discovery of gravity whilst sitting under a tree and which an apple fell upon his head. His curiosity of the path upon which the apple fell, sparked his theories of motion and gravity. Despite these well-known discoveries, there is much more to Newton than what is commonly known. Newton was born January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. His mother originally planned for him to be a farmer, but he proved to do better in his studies and spent his educational years at the King’s School in Grantham. His Uncle later transferred…show more content…
During this time at home, he continued his independent studies and began working on his theories of motion and gravity, infinitesimal calculus, laws of planetary motion, and his theories of light and color. Among Isaac Newton’s studies, were some inventions. In 1668, Newton designed and constructed a reflecting telescope. With his telescope that he developed, he utilized it to aid him in his study of optics which facilitated in his theory of light and color. He published his findings in 1672 and later became part of his publishings of Newton’s…show more content…
He aided in leading the resistance to King James II’s attempt to reinstitute Catholic teaching and later was elected to represent Cambridge in Parliament in 1689. In 1696, he acquired the position, warden of the Mint. He permanently moved to London and lived alongside his niece and Lord Halifax, who was responsible for moving Newton into the higher position of master of the Mint. Newton remained in the position until he passed. Whilst in his governing position, he transitioned the British currency from the standard gold and silver, to the pound sterling. In the midst of his new positions, Newton was also deemed President of the Royal Society in 1703, after the death of Robert Hooke. During his time as the president, he was known as tyrannical and made quite a mess but was overlooked in a 1705 investigation since he was able to oversee the entire
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