Summary of Ideas
Isaac Newton became known for these concepts: universal gravitation, centrifugal force, centripetal force, and the effects and characteristics of bodies in motion. The laws that he created are still in fact used in today's world. Newton was very much idolized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. When Isaac was a young boy, he was sitting in a beautiful garden, it is said that an apple fell on his head and he came up with the idea of gravity suddenly. The story of this incident has been changed and altered throughout time, but the true meaning remains. In 1678, Newton published a book called Philosophiae Naturalls Principia Mathematica which laid the foundation for classical mechanics. Newton formulated the laws of gravity and the laws of motion, which dominated what other scientists thought of the universe. Along with the others, Newton built the very first practical reflecting telescope and he also noticed that the prism decomposed white light into colors, which developed the theory of color.