Throughout his life, Sir Isaac Newton made numerous discoveries in physics, mathematics, optics and astronomy. Due to these discoveries, he is considered to be a key figure of the scientific revolution in the 17th century and remains an iconic figure in modern science.Continue Reading
Sir Isaac Newton was born on Dec. 25, 1642. He grew up in England and went to school at The King's School in Grantham. As Newton grew older, he attended Trinity College in Cambridge. It was here that he studied the teachings of Aristotle, Descartes and Galileo. It was also at Trinity College that Newton formulated his binomial theorem, which later led him to discover calculus. When his school closed as a precaution due to the Great Plague sweeping through Europe, Newton went home to study with private tutors.
At home he invented the theory of gravity and wrote the universal law of gravitation equation. Also while at home, Newton studied optics and invented the reflecting telescope by improving upon the earlier refracting telescope. In addition Newton also postulated the Three Laws of Motion. In these laws, Newton describes the relationships between force, matter and acceleration. He can also be credited for many inventions that people still use today including the pet door and the color theory.Learn more about Inventions
The work of Sir Isaac Newton revolutionized science and laid the foundations of modern mathematics and physics. Among his accomplishments are the formulation of the laws of motion and gravitation, the development of calculus and the invention of the first reflecting telescope.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton made many scientific discoveries in his life, but he is most widely known for his contributions to physics and the study of gravity. Newton's accomplishments in physics were so impressive that he received "knighthood" status in England, which is why "Sir" is before his name.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton did not have any children, nor did he ever marry. He was a loner and did not interact a great deal with students, collaborators or friends.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton never married and did not have any children. According to Biography.com, the English mathematician and physicist, who was known for his law of gravitation, died on March 31, 1727, at the age of 85.Full Answer >