# Math Using Numbers And Symbols: The Contributions Of Isaac Newton

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Is math using numbers and symbols? Is math a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation? Or is math the only place where you can buy sixty four watermelons and no one wonders why… Math is a worldwide mathematical essential skill that is taught all over the world that has changed our world today in recognition to the millions of famous mathematicians. One of the greatest mathematicians of all times was Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England during the first major conflict battle of the English Civil War. Newton was the only son of Isaac Newton Sr. a prosperous farmer, and Hannah Ayscough. However, Isaac never got the chance to meet his biological father that unfortunately passed away three months before he was born. At the age of three his mother remarried and went to live with her new husband the Reverend Barnabus…show more content…
Two years later he was appointed as a mathematical professor. Then in 1668 Isaac’s reflecting telescope that brought him to attention. During the mid of the 1660’s he constructed a variety of experiments on light. Then in 1687 he published his greatest work the “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”. This was the first discovery he published in 1687. It was the foundations for mechanics where he formulated the three laws of Motion. The first law states, “An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force” (Newton). The second law says, “Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass, the greater the mass of the object, the greater the force required to accelerate it” and the third law tells, “For every action, there is an equal but opposite