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 centur... More »

Sir Isaac Newton receives recognition for his contribution to the sciences, particularly astronomy and physics as well as introducing thoughts and theories in the field of mathematics. Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1643 i... More »

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton discovered optics while examining a lighted refracted from a crystal prism and observing that light consisted of a full spectrum of color. In 1704, he published a book detailing his findings tit... More »

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 receive... More »

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Isaac Newton developed the principles of modern physics through his studies on mathematics, optics and motion. His book "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica," or "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy," ... More »

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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Although never fully substantiated, a legend exists that explains how Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree. There is some evidence though that this incident did in fact occur. Will... More »