Sir Isaac Newton received several honors including knighthood, the consideration as the top mathematics professor at Cambridge, a seat in Parliament and the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge. Sir Isaac Newton was a mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, scientist and physicist that lived from 1643 to 1727.Continue Reading
He is most famous for the law of gravity, which was a major scientific breakthrough that propelled scientific thought as part of the scientific revolution in the 17th century. He discovered the law with the famous apple. Newton published his most influential book in 1687, which was "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." It is considered the most influential book ever written on the subject.
Newton was born to a local farmer in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. He had a strong education and his uncle pushed him forward to pursue his intellectual curiosity. Newton did not graduate with any distinctions or honors from his university, but he did earn financial support for future study based upon his work. He wrote several books and conferred with many of the greatest minds at the time.
Newton's personal life was quite sad, as he did not have many friends and he never married. He was alone towards the end of his life, though he was quite wealthy and his scientific ideas were unchallenged.Learn more about Inventions
Sir Isaac Newton invented the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which laid the foundations for classical mechanics. He has also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the invention of calculus.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton attended the King's School until he was 17 and then went to the University of Cambridge, Trinity College. He was an English mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer. Newton is best known for his development of the laws of gravitation and for his influential work, "Philosophiae Naturalis Principa Mathematica."Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton published his theory of gravitation in 1687 in a book known as the "Principia." Newton built upon the discoveries of previous scientists, such as Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, to develop his theory of gravity, also known as the three laws of motion.Full Answer >
Isaac Newton, a prominent mathematician and physicist, is famous for discovering several laws and theories of physics and motion that are collectively known as Newton's Laws. The laws that he is most famous for are the first, second and third laws of motion and the universal law of gravity.Full Answer >