Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom and died on March 31, 1727. Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He is one of the most influential scientists of all time and was an important part in the scientific revolution.
Summary of Ideas
With Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo changing the old views of astronomy and physics Isaac Newton later helped confirm their breakthroughs under a single theory of motion. He believed that all objects were affected equally by the same forces of gravity. His great discovery was that the same force that controlled the planets and all matter on earth also applied in space. This key idea that linked the two ideas of motion in space and on earth was the law of universal gravitation. According to this law, every object in the universe attracts every other object. He later published his ideas in one book and it became one of the most important scientific books ever written. The universe that he described was like a giant clock. All of its parts worked together perfectly in uniform and in ways that could be expressed mathematically.
Impact of idea on society
With Newton's discovery of gravity, theory of motion, and law of universal gravitation he helped everyone understand why almost everything works the way it does. His discoveries helped scientists understand how the world and universe works and how everything is affected. Newton led us as humans further into a deeper understanding of the universe that we live in.
Impact on traditional beliefs in society
Before Isaac Newton came along with his discoveries no one questioned why things happened the way they did or what force influenced them. Before Newton no one knew why or how most things in the world or universe worked. After Newton came along he showed everyone and explained to us about gravity. He helped us understand why the planets orbit the way they do and how objects are affected by force. He helped scientists understand the different mysteries of the universe.
Quote of wisdom
To me this quote means through patience, hard work, and perseverance someone can accomplish what they want over any talent that someone else has.