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Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest physicist and mathematicians of all time. He was born in England on December 25, 1642 on Christmas. He died at the age of eighty four on March 20, 1727. Newton was never married and never had any children. Though he did have three siblings from his mother’s second marriage. Some of Newton’s achievements in physics and mathematics are; Newton’s law of universal gravitation, Newton’s three laws of motion, calculus, refraction of light, reflecting telescope, Newton’s law of cooling, coins, and the binomial theorem. I will be talking about all of these in this paper over Sir Isaac Newton along with different parts of his personal life along the way.

Starting off from the list of substantial accomplishments by Isaac Newton I picked Newton’s three laws of motion. If you have ever had a science class prior reading this, then these laws should sound vaguely familiar to you. The first law of motion states

In plain man’s terms it basically means if you place a ball on the counter then it will not move. But if you move it or apply any amount of force on it then the ball will move. Newton second laws of motion states

This second law of motion is so indescribably helpful in making leaps in physics and it is one of the main formulas used in physics. And finally Newton third law of motion states that,

This law is one of the most popular and well known laws of the three. For an easy example you could be stepping off a skateboard toward the ground, we end up pushing the skateboard backward, an easy everyday activity. This is one of Newton’s greatest accomplishments; these three laws. They have extremely helped us in physics, science, and mathematics. Without these laws we wouldn’t be where we are today....

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... is vastly different and more complex. Because of this we now have multiple ways to discover and use binomials. This is yet again another one of Sir Isaac Newton’s great mathematical contributions.

So, in conclusion these are all of the mathematical and scientific discoveries and accomplishments of Sir Isaac Newton. He influenced the world as we know today in so many ways. A great man on so many levels. It is simply unimaginable to me how a single man was able to coo all of this in just eighty four years. But amazingly enough he did. And I believe that the whole should be eternally grateful, because without him, we do not know where we would be or how far we would be behind in this world. So, thank you so much Sir Isaac Newton for opening our eyes about the world around us and letting us know what we are capable of. This is the life and story of Sir Isaac Newton.

- Explains the scientific definition of the refraction of light that sir isaac newton came up with.
- Explains sir isaac newton's invention, the reflecting telescope, which uses mirrors to reflect light instead of lenses.
- Explains that sir isaac newton redesigned the entire currency of england so it would be less easy to counterfeit or forge.
- Recaps and discusses sir isaac newton's accomplishments in his eighty-four years of life.
- Explains newton's three laws of motion, calculus, refraction of light, reflecting telescope, newton’s law of cooling, coins and the binomial theorem.
- Concludes that sir isaac newton created the binomial theorem and perfected it. he influenced the world in so many ways.

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- Narrates isaac newton's life as an inspiring man who helped people figure out why things move and how they move. he had many breakthroughs with his scientific works, including the laws of physics.
- Explains that sir isaac newton was born on january 4, 1643 in the hamlet of woolsthorpe, england. he was the only son of a prosperous farmer.
- Narrates how thomas 2mother brought three children with her. newton was sent to woolsthorpe-by-colesterworth where his mother hoped he would become a promising farmer.
- Narrates how newton's uncle convinced his mother to send him to trinity college, where he was a subsizar. he learned from philosophers such as aristotle, descartes, and galileo.
- Narrates how newton succeeded isaac barrow as professor and invented the newtonian telescope. hooke was offended by newton's discoveries and refused to participate in public debate.
- Explains that newton studied gravitation and the effects of it on planetary orbits. the information was copied into the royal society’s register book in 1684.
- Explains that principia was published on july fifth of 1687 with the help of edmond halley.
- Explains that newton wrote many religious papers discussing the literal and symbolic meanings of the bible. many people believe that he did not believe in the holy trinity.
- Explains that isaac newton was inspired to develop the theory of gravitation when an apple fell on top of his head.
- Describes how newton became close friends with the intellectuals and important people of london during his time in parliament. in 1699, he was promoted to the warden of the royal mint.
- Explains that newton was knighted by queen anne during a royal visit. he had many published works, including de analysi per aequationes nnumero terminorum infinitas in 1711, of natures obviouslaws & process
- Explains that isaac newton lived in cranbury park with his niece and her husband and used his wealth to donate to charity and spread his name throughout the world. by the age of eighty, he began to experience health issues.
- Concludes that newton's 85 years of life impacted modern science, as we know it today. his scientific imprints have helped us with most of the discoveries that came after his death.
- Opines that without newton's discoveries of calculus, gravity, and other important principles, the world would not be the same. scientists are still thomas 7using his basic laws that he discovered.
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- Explains that newton's invention of calculus was an important field in mathematics and has a tremendous impact on physics and other subjects.
- Explains newton's third idea concerning the universe. he claimed that the planets were held in place by the sun’s gravity, and he was able to explain the astronomical observations of kepler
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- Cites smith, george, the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (fall 2008 edition), edward n. zalta, http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2008/entries/newton.
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- Explains that sir isaac newton was born in england on december 25, 1642 during the time when studying motion was prevalent.
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