Isaac Newton EnlightEnment thinker of england by ryleigh novAk

"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction."

Early Life

In Woolsthorpe, England, on December 25th, 1642, Isaac Newton was born. Newton was born premature, so he was littler than others. Shortly before Newton's birth, his father died and so he never got the chance to meet him. Isaac's mother Hannah Ayscough remarried after her husbands death, and she moved away to live with him, leaving Isaac to live with his grandmother. Isaac lived during the time period of the 16th century. Once Isaac got older he attended the Free Grammar school in Grantham. Because Isaac was called "idle" and "inattentive" in regards to education, his mother thought he would be the right person to manage her estate, but he showed no interest. Once Isaac returned back to the school, he learned Greek, Latin, and his foundation for the mathematics. As years went on, Isaac became a mathematician, astronomer, and an English physicists. Isaac became the top ranked in his class.

"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding."

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.

Quote of Wisdom

"I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I MAY APPEAR TO THE WORLD, BUT TO MYSELF I SEEM TO HAVE BEEN ONLY LIKE A BOY PLAYING ON THE SEASHORE, AND DIVERTING MYSELF IN NOW AND THEN FINDING A SMOOTHER PEBBLE OR A PRETTIER SHELL THAN ORDINARY, WHILST THE GREAT OCEAN OF TRUTH LAY ALL UNDISCOVERED BEFORE ME."

this quote contains a lot of significance. Isaac Newton described himself as just a young innocent boy who had the world above his shoulders and was still yet to discover it. Newton came up with various amounts of ideas of new ways of thinking, and it sparked a great amount of potential in him and to the human race; the world's history was forever changed. This quote shows how Newton was just once a boy who devoted his time into finding the smoothest pebble and the prettiest shell in sight. "The great ocean of truth" represents the world ahead, and what was to come of Newton and his future ideas.

How Isaac Newton Changed the World

Newton's ideas simply explained the universe. In his book Philosophiae Naturalls Principia Mathematica, he breaks down the ideas of the solar system into simpler equations in which everyone could learn to understand. Astronomy and physics have developed a lot over time because of his way of thinking. Scientists are able to now understand that every object in the universe has a force which attracts each other and the strength of force depends on the size and orientation of the object. Newton's Laws of Motion gave and still give people a better understanding of what is possible in regards of movement.

¬°Impact on Traditional Beliefs of Society!

Until the 1300s, the field of science didn't go through much change. The Catholic church had control of what was reported, so it preserved the beliefs that was already incorporated into its teachings. During the period of Renaissance, people began to question new discoveries and publications such as Newton's work. All of this led to the Scientific Revolution in which Isaac Newton had a major role. Newton influenced the belief of society back then and that led to what we now know in today's science. His ideas helped influence the American Revolution even 100 years after he published them. Once Newton began discussing natural laws for the universe, others during his time extended that to say that there were natural laws for how people behaved too.

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