Isaac Newton; when one first hears the name, the mind thinks of some of the worlds most important scientific discoveries such as gravity, or the universal laws of motion. Newton was one of the most important scientific figures the world has ever seen and his papers and scientific achievements have become the basis for modern science. Newton was influenced by some of the greatest scientists and philosophers the world has ever seen, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, and Johannes Kepler, just to name a few. Although these philosophers and scientists formed the basis of Newton’s theories this does not mean they are more important than he was. Through the discovery of gravitational motion, through his work with light and optics, and through the three universal laws of motion, Isaac Newton formed the basis of modern science and to this day has had a profound impacted science in our world today.
Isaac Newton was an English scientist and is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. Newton was born in 1642, in Grantham, Lincolnshire. His father was a wealthy farmer but died just three months after Newton’s birth. Newton was known to always challenge the conceptions of the times, although Newton had many scientific accomplishments he was always very humble and very modest. In 1661 Newton entered Cambridge University, this was the first major event in Isaac Newton’s life. Cambridge is where Newton truly started to expand his knowledge of mathematics and science, and where he started to experiment in fields he didn’t know. Newton believed that his time at Cambridge was the height of his creative power. Most of the experiments done by Newton over his scientific career would be performed on the grounds of the university. Some of Newton’s most important scientific discoveries were made during his time as a student at Cambridge. In 1669 Newton became a mathematics professor at Cambridge, and ended up spending most of his life teaching and lecturing there.
Locke and Newton The scientific revolution was used to describe a change in intellectual thought during the 16 th and 17 th centuries. This change formed the dividing line between the medieval world and the early modern world. Science basically became invented during this revolution. The change was in two major areas: biology and astronomy. Before the 17 th century the major concern was with ...
The second significant event in Newton’s life was his election to the fellowship of Trinity College in 1667. Trinity college is the largest section of Cambridge and larger than any section of Oxford. Trinity College has a long list of notable alumni that includes such historic men as Sir Francis Bacon, and James C. Maxwell. Trinity College was the home of some of the greatest physicists and scientists the world has ever seen. This was a great honor for Newton and shows his truly magnificent mind for science and mathematics. Attending Trinity College allowed Newton to greatly broaden his knowledge as well as expand on concepts he had learned, to challenge ideologies and create new ones.
The third event to impact the life of Isaac Newton was his becoming of a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. The Lucasian professor is the top educational post at Cambridge University. This position is one of the most prestigious academic positions in the world, and continues to be held by the world’s greatest scientists. One of the most famous people to hold this title is Stephen Hawking. Receiving this title shows Newton’s importance to the science community both in his time and throughout history, through the legacy he left behind. The fourth significant event to impact Isaac Newton’s life was the publication of Newton’s “Crucial Experiment.” The crucial experiment took place during Newton’s work with light and optics. Newton spent many years developing a theory that light traveled in straight lines rather than in waves as was previously thought. This work was published in 1704 and was one of the first works of Isaac Newton to bring him global fame. Newton was famous for his scientific work in England but hadn’t received much fame in other areas of Europe. Now Isaac Newton would rise as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Newton disproved the misconception of the time that light traveled in waves and proved that light traveled in straight lines, Newton found great pride in doing this.
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The fifth and final significant event that shaped the life of Isaac Newton was the publication of his work “The Principa.” The Principa was Newton’s greatest masterpiece and is considered to be one of the most powerful and influential scientific works ever written. The Principa was divided into three books, the first book talks primarily about Newton’s three universal laws of motion. The second book is about the motion of fluids and planetary motion. This book disproves the theory of Descartes, building upon the basis of Kepler’s universal laws of planetary motion. The third and final book of the Principa discusses gravity and the effect that gravity possesses on everything in the universe. The Principa became the basis for modern science around the world and secured Newton’s place in history as a great scientist and the most influential scientist of all time.
Throughout the lifetime of Sir Isaac Newton there were many great achievements and accomplishments. Most notable being the discovery of gravity and the effect that it has on the universe. Newton’s discovery of gravitational force was a ground breaking moment in scientific history. On the basis of such great scientists as Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler, Newton was able to create the biggest event in modern scientific history. This moment can be considered the turning point to modern science. Without this discovery we would never have been able to progress nearly as quickly as we have as a civilization. Another major accomplishment of Isaac newton was his work with mathematics. Newton displayed interest in math throughout his entire life and this interest flourished during his early days in Cambridge. Newton made fundamental contributions to the areas of geometry, algebra, and calculus. Shaping the way people study math and the mathematical principles that we base our knowledge off of. As well as math, Newton also made contributions to the field of light and optics. In 1671 Newton published his first Optics paper. Newton’s main discovery in the field of optics was that visible light is composed of multiple colours. Also, through many experiments Newton discovered that prisms separate white light rather than modify it. Through these two discoveries Newton proved that light traveled in straight lines rather than in waves as was previously believed in the scientific community. Although Newton was adored by many, he also had critics. This discovery of light’s travel disproved the theory of two of his biggest critics, Robert Hooke, and Christian Huygens.
Newton’s 2nd Law Lab Introduction: The purpose of this lab was to prove Newton’s 2nd Law; which states accelerate equals force divided by mass (a=F/m). During this lab we were trying to find out the relationship between acceleration, force, and mass by using a air track, glider with picket fence, and photogates. Before I did the lab, I had already knew that acceleration, force, and mass were ...
Another achievement in the life of Isaac Newton was his Knighthood. In April of 1705 Isaac Newton was Knighted by Queen Anne for his contributions to the fields of science and mathematics, as well as his work in British parliament. The final achievement and one of his most important was the three universal laws of motion. The three universal laws of motion laid the groundwork for physics as we know it today. Without these laws we would not be able to calculate such basic concepts of physics as velocity and the effects of friction. The three laws are as follows; the first law states that if no force acts upon an object it will remain at rest or retain it’s motion. The second law states that the motion of an object is directly proportional to the force and inversely proportional to the mass of the object. The final law states that for each action force, there is an equal and opposite reaction force. The work of Isaac Newton allowed the world to excel forward in the areas of math and science in a very rapid fashion. With out the work of Sir Isaac Newton we would be at a very different place in the scientific timeline. The mind of Isaac Newton has allowed us to take leaps forward in the areas of science, especially the area of physics. The achievements that have been made by this scientific genius, make him worthy of acknowledgement, Newton has made many contributions that have helped advance human society to the point we are at today.
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In conclusion Isaac Newton has made many accomplishments to the field of science and math that have impacted our modern intellectual society more than any other scientist or philosopher in history. The ideas started by Copernicus in Poland, which were carried out by Galileo in Italy, and were refined by Kepler in Germany, were completed by Newton in England. This completed work would not have been accomplished without the help of such great scientists that came before Newton, but Newton brought the human race to a new level of understanding of the physical world and allowed us to come into the next chapter of science and physics that would lay the basis of all other physics and ushered the world into a new era of modern science.
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