Dr. Tatiana Allen
22 march 2016
Sir Isaac Newton
(found in Dimski article)
Newton once said, “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Sir Isaac newton was not picking pebbles on the beach, but shaping the way we view the world to this day. He was a well-educated man who studied mathematics and physics. “Newton the scientist, a solitary genius who lived largely in the setting of his own study, though the other roles in which he appeared, as theologian, alchemist, Warden and later Master of the Mint,” is a description used by Aiton to try and put into a sentence exactly who Newton was(79). As Aiton pointed out, Newton was a busy man who held many positions and immense knowledge. Sir Isaac Newton is one of the most prominent physicists of his time and shaped the way we look at the world today. Throughout this paper Newton’s life will be thoroughly examined and his contributions to the world of physics will be discussed as well as his lasting impact on math and science.
Newton was born in the small town of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Christmas day in 1642. As a young child he attended Grantham grammar school, however he didn’t much like studying, but instead preferred to tinker with mechanical things and make them work. A few of the things he created as a boy were a small windmill that could ultimately harness the wind to grind corn and wheat. He also built a sundial and a small clock that was powered by the dripping of water (Domski). When Newton was boy of...
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...’s work with making his own work possible (Domski). Newton suggested that he was picking at pebbles on the beach, but because of his work we now understand the waves.
(Found in Rajeev article)
(found in Rajeev article)
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