The Life of Sir Isaac Newton Essay

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Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England where he grew up. His father, also named Isaac Newton, was a prosperous farmer who died three months before Isaacs’s birth. Isaac was born premature; he was very tiny and weak and wasn’t expected to live (bio). When he was three his mother, Hannah, remarried a priest named Barnabus Smith and moved in with him leaving Isaac to live with his grandparents. He became a very insecure, exhibited boy and displayed irrational behavior (bio). His grandfather died when he was ten so his grandmother made him learn the alphabet and read the Bible even though most people were illiterate (Krull l6). Even though his grandparents raised him, Isaac wasn’t close to them and never mentioned …show more content…
While he was napping under an apple tree in an orchard, and apple fell on his head waking him up. He wondered why the apple always fell down and not up or sideways. He thought the fore that made it fall down extended all the way to outer space and that is was the same force that kept the moon in orbit. He referred to this as the Law of Universal Gravitation (Krull 48). In 1667, Isaac returned to Cambridge and was elected a minor fellow at Trinity College. After finishing his education, in 1669 Newton received his Master of Arts degree before he turned 27 ( bbc history). Afterward, Newton wrote a treatise, De Anlysi, sharing it with a friend and mentor but he didn’t include his name as the author of it (Bio). Later in 1669,his mentor, Isaac Barrow, shared Newton’s manuscript with mathematician John Collins who was impressed by Newton’s work and it was brought to attention.. Shortly after, Barrow resigned his Lucasian professorship at Cambridge leaving Newton to take his place (Bio). After much studying and research, Isaac designed and constructed a reflecting telescope and in 1671, Royal Society asked him for a demonstration of it. They were thoroughly impressed and encouraged him to publish his notes (Bio). Although many scientists were impressed with Newton’s telescope and ideas, scientist Robert Hook wasn’t enthusiastic about his discoveries. Isaac Newton believed that light was composed of particles while Robert Hook believed it
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