My report is on Isaac Newton, who is considered one of the most influential mathematicians there ever was. I am going to go over not only the main ideas and theories that he came up with but his life story. Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642, in England on The Wools Thorpe Manor. He was born prematurely and was a small child. His mother said that he was so small he could have fit inside a quart pot. Sir Isaac Newton was born three months after the death of his father. Newton was not always someone that was looking for knowledge like Albert Einstein, Newton did poorly at school until he reached his upper years and became finally passionate about school. Isaac Newton attended the Free Grammar School in Grantham after moving away from his mother and stepfather who he did not get along with. It was known that he had a hate for his parents in the list of sins that he left behind. After doing poorly in school, his mother finally brought him home to manage her finances until his uncle convinced her that he needed to attend a university in order to move ahead in life. This is when Newton finally started to think and opened his mind in which he discovered the ideas and theories that we use today.
Newton did not start to take an interest in mathematics until 1663. Newton threw himself into the teachings of Oughtred’s Clavis Mathematica and Descartes La Géométrie. He studied algebra and geometry based on the teachings of Viete. Continuing to study the books for mathematics, Newton made most of his progress lying at home away from school after the plague shut it down for a few years. While here, he came up with the foundations of differential and integral calculus, several years before its independent discovery by Leibniz.
Everyone has a different upbringing and with that comes a different education. I had a major change in my education two years ago. Only two years I moved from Germany, where I had done all my schoolwork in German to New Zealand, where I had to do my schoolwork in English and hardly knew anyone. I had to cope with doing my sixth form certificate in English, as well as jump one and a half years to ...
The method of fluxions, as he called it, was based on his essential understanding that the integration of a function is simply the inverse procedure on separating it. Taking differentiation as the basic operation, Newton produced simple logical methods that combined many different techniques previously developed to solve actually unrelated problems such as finding areas, tangents, the lengths of curves and the maxima and minima of functions. Newton’s De Methodis Serierum et Fluxionum was written in 1671 but Newton failed to get it published and it did not appear in print until John Colson produced an English translation in 1736.
While school was closed, he thought up tons of new ideas and thoughts that lead to the foundations of our modern day math. He thought out the fundamental principles of the theory of gravitation. In which every particle of matter attracts every other particle, and he assumed that with this attraction the results would depend on the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them. Newton also worked at trying to determine the distance of the moon and it’s rotation around the earth. He knew the formula for gravity in which an objects fall 16ft per second. He then took the moon’s orbit and figured it to be roughly a circle. Therefore, in doing so he knew the distance of the moon and could then figure out the length of its path around the earth. This was the beginning for setting out his law of motion as well as the law of gravity.
The Law of Motion and gravity are probably what Newton is most famous for. With his Law of Motion, he came up with three laws. 1) Deals with forces and changes in velocity. This really means that if an object is not pushed or moved by an outside force, its velocity will stay the same. 2) Newton’s second law explains how an object’s velocity is changed when it is pushed or acted upon by an outside force. 3) The Third law simply states that for every action, there is and equal and opposite reaction.
Ever since cars were invented in the early 20th century, there have been road fatalities. Advances in car safety technology have seen a diminishing exponential curve in casualties suffered on the road. The first invention was the seatbelt, by George Cayley in the late 1900s. The next major advance was with the airbag, by John Hetrick in 1952. A patent for the design was marketed for automobiles in ...
In Newton’s law of gravity, the story was of how the apple fell and hit him in the head, which gave him the idea for gravity. Well his idea is simply that every object in the universe attracts every other object in the universe with a force that is directed upon the line of the objects that it centers. This is proportional in the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two objects. Therefore giving us the equation of Fg = m1m2/r². Where Fg is the gravitational force, M1 and M2 are the masses of the two different objects, R2 is the separation between the objects, and G is the universal gravitational constant.
Some laws of Newton Newton’s First Law Newton’s first law states that: “In the absence of external forces, an object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion continues in motion with a constant velocity that is, with a constant speed in a straight line”. What Newton is saying that, an object does not accelerate when there is no force on that object. From this it is determined that an object that is isolated from its environment will either remain at rest, or remain at a constant velocity. An object may have a tendency to resist force acting on it. This tendency is known as the inertia of an object. Newton refers to each object as being part of an inertial frame. The frames may be part of a reference point that is not accelerating itself. This idea of thinking was very fundamental for the time. When there was still so much to be learned about the universe, how things worked. For a statement like this to be made, was really unusual.
Newton’s Second Law is used in physics always and there are many equations resulting from his concept. This concept is: Force = Mass times Acceleration where the Force is in Newton units and mass is in kilograms and acceleration is in meters/seconds^2. Force is needed in understanding different systems in physics problems. The constant force that a person feels, because the constant acceleration of gravity is equal to 9.81 m/sec^2. Therefore if one were able to multiply their mass in kilograms by gravity that would be the force acting down on them at any given time.
The Nature of Beings and Their Not Being The western way of living and more generally, the way westerners think and behave, in the twentieth century appears to have little or no connection to the east and eastern philosophies, but in fact America has been more influenced in these factors by the east than almost any other region. A society s way of life is governed, to an extent, by the current ...
Newton’s third law states: “If two objects interact, the force F, exerted by object 1 on object 2 is equal in magnitude to and opposite in direction to the force acting from object 2 on object 1. F3 and F5 an example which is stating that a single force cannot exist, there is always two forces acting against each other, keeping each other in balance. For example, if you were to throw your fist into a wall, the harder you hit the wall the greater force you will exert, the more the wall hurts when you hit it the same force is coming back onto your fist.
In conclusion, Sir Isaac Newton made many important contributions to the field of science. The most important of which were his work on gravity, his Laws of Motion, his work on light and color, and his reflecting telescope. These four works made a lasting impression in the field of science. If Newton had not figured out his Laws of Motion and his Universal Law of Gravitation the human race would probably not be capable of space travel.