Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton 1689 portrait: 49 years old.

A replica of Newtons Light Reflecting Telescope

Newtons book, published in 1687.

Family: Issac was born premature, three months after the death of his father.After Newton is born his mother goes to live with her new husband leaving him with his grandmother.

Born: December 25 1642Died: March 20 1727 (82)Attends Gunthrop Grammer School and then does off to Cambridge to get his degree (1655).

Life Altering Events: 1667: Elected member of Trinity 1669: Elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics1684: Writes the Principia1689: Elected Member of Parliament 1700: Appointed Master of the Mint1703: Elected president of the Royal Society1705: Knighted by the Queen

Contribution to Revolution/ Impact: Built the first reflecting telescope and developed a theory that a prism decomposes white light into the many colors. Formulated a law of cooling and studied the speed of sound. Generalised the binomial theorem to non-integer exponents. Developed method for approximating the roots of a function.



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