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Sir Isaac Newton


"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess "

– Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newon was : was a mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist , a theogian and one of the most influential man in history.

Sir Isaac Newton described how the gravity works and the three laws of motions.He made one of the first reflecting telescopes and he studied the speed of sound .He was known as the worlds famous sciencist because he took his ideas and the ideas of the earlier sciencsit and combined them into one idea.

Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, philosopher, scientist, theologian, astronomer, and one of the most influential men in human history. His work on optics and gravitation make him one of the greatest scientists the world has known. He is famous for developing the Three Laws Of Motion. Isaac Newton discovered gravity when an apple supposedly fell from a tree and hit him in the head.

Isaac Newton was a English Physicist, Scientist and a mathematician. His accomplishments in, optics and physics laid the foundations for modern science and revolutionized the world. Newton made a huge impact in theoretical astronomy. He defined the laws of motion and universal gravitation which he used to predict precisely the motions of stars, and the planets around the sun. Using his discoveries in optics Newton constructed the first reflecting telescope. As mathematician, Newton invented integral calculus, and jointly with Leibnitz, differential calculus. He also calculated a formula for finding the velocity of sound in a gas which was later corrected by Laplace.
Newton found science a hodgepodge of isolated facts and laws, capable of describing some phenomena, but predicting only a few. He left it with a unified system of laws that can be applied to an enormous range of physical phenomena, and that can be used to make exact predications. Newton published his works in two books, namely "Optics" and "Principia." Newton died in London on March 20, 1727 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, the first scientist to be accorded this honor. A review of an encyclopedia of science will reveal at least two to three times more references to Newton than any other individual scientist. He Invented the cradle, and the apple falling on his head. An 18th century poem written by Alexander Pope about Sir Isaac Newton states it best:

“Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.”



"If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants."

"Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."

"To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things."

"The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason."

"If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought."

". . . from the same principles, I now demonstrate the frame of the System of the World."

"On how he made discoveries by always thinking unto them. . . . I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light."

"Hypotheses non fingo. I feign no hypotheses."

". . . Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe, and in his own inability - like the boy on the seashore - to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy, but plenty on earth as well, and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) - the traditional account of the creation."

"The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn."

"His epitaph: Who, by vigor of mind almost divine, the motions and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, and the tides of the seas first demonstrated."


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