# issac newton

## issac newton

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• Date Submitted: 03/17/2014 4:32 PM
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﻿Isaac Newton
The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century shattered old systems of thinking, which allowed new ones to emerge. During the Scientific Revolution there were a number of men that made history during this time. There is one person in particular that I found to be excitedly interesting. This would be Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 to a poor family In England. It was obvious that Newton would never be a farmer. Therefore, in 1661 he became a student at Trinity College in England. Newton became very interested in optics, physics, mathematics and astronomy. Newton later became a professor at the University and he was appointed as the second Lucasian Chair. In today’s time this chair is considered to be the most renowned academic chair in the world. In the year 1689 he was elected as a member of parliament for the university. Isaac Newton became a professor of mathematics at the university. In 1687, He was famous for his work and it came with the publication of his "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica" ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), called Principia. In it, he determined the three laws of motion for the universe. The first describes how objects move at the same velocity unless an outside force acts upon it. Therefore, an object sitting on a table remains on the table until a force – the push of a hand, or gravity – moves it. The second law of Newton is that motion provided a calculation for how forces interact. The force acting on an object is equal to the object's mass times the acceleration it under goes. Therefore, this leads us to Newton’s third law. In the third law he states that for every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If one body applies a force on a second, then the second body exerts a force of the same strength on the first, in the opposite direction. In 1672, Newton invented the reflecting telescope which gave him recognition to the scientific...