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Isaac Newton was a physicist, an astronomer, a mathematician and a natural philosopher who lived in England during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, many scientists consider him to be one of the most influential scient... More »

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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 calc... More »

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Sir Isaac Newton studied at King's School, Cambridge and Trinity College. Immediately following his Master of Arts degree from Trinity, he wrote on a manuscript with the British mathematician John Collins, who claimed th... More »

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