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Sir Isaac Newton

SIR ISAAC NEWTON Sir Isaac Newton has made great contributions to physics and other subjects. Newton lived to be 85 and in that time he made three laws about gravity. Most people consider him the most important scientist of all time. Unlike most scientists, Newton’s ideas had very little discussion. To explain his ideas he used mathematics. When Newton was young was not very interested in science and was at the bottom of the class. After Newton was interested in science, he quickly rose to the top of the class. Soon he progressed even more, by going to Trinity College. Even though Newton had many ideas he barely published them. Sir Isaac Newton was born in the year 1642 and died in 1727. He was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, in England. Newton’s dad died three months before he was born. Newton was good with his hands and built sundials, a water clock, model windmills, and flew kites with lanterns attached to the tails. Newton’s mom took him out of school to work on the farm. He had no talent for farming, and his teacher recommended him for the University of Cambridge. In June 1661, Newton went to Trinity College of Cambridge. In college he studied arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, astronomy, and optics. In January 1665 he earned his bachelors degree. Newton worked on light, and studied the refractions of light on a glass prism. He found out that white light is made up of different colors. In color, Newton found measurable, mathematical patterns to it. Newton found out that white light was a mixture of an infinite number of colored rays. Each ray was different by the angle it was refracted. People criticized him for this idea because they thought it was changed forms of homogenous white light. After the criticism went away he published the book, “Opticks”. This book explained his ideas of light and the colors it makes. The greatest accomplishment of Sir Isaac Newton was the three laws of g...

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