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The Man that Created the Laws of Motion

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The Man that Created the Laws of Motion

Sir Isaac Newton, the man that helped people figure out why things move and how they move, had a very interesting life. In the beginning of his early life, he dealt with hardships, and progressed to be an extremely inspiring man later in his life. In college he had many breakthroughs with his scientific works, including the laws of physics that we still use today. His life has answered many of people’s scientific questions that are still being asked today in physics’ classrooms all around the world. His discoveries have helped people for over 350 years to know and understand why things move the way they move, and stop the way they stop. Newton’s works comprise of the Principia and many other important publishing’s that he started when he was just in college. Newton’s life was full of discoveries, from his life as a minor to the years later in his life when he became an important individual in the government and changed the world, as we know it today.

Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in the hamlet of Woolsthorpe, England. He was the only son of a prosperous farmer whose name was also Isaac Newton. Unfortunately his father passed away about 3 months before he was even born. Newton was a premature baby and was not expected to survive. His mother, Hannah Ayscough, remarried when he was 3 and left him to his grandmother. This action made him very insecure later in life (“Isaac”). At the age of 12 he was reunited with his

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mother after her second husband died. She brought three children with her as well. He was soon enrolled at the King’s School where he learned how to speak Latin but failed to learn mathematics. Newton was taken out of school and sent to Woolsthorpe-b...

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... his discoveries of calculus, gravity, and other important principles he discovered, the world we live in would not be the same. Even today Scientists are still

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using his basic laws that he discovered, and are still inspired by the amount of work he completed in his entire lifetime.

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Hofstetter, Michael J. "Sir Isaac Newton." Cyclopedia Of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition (2003): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.

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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.
  • Describes the literary reference center's web site, which is based on the fourth edition of cyclopedia of world authors.
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