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Sir Isaac Newton
A biography of Sir Isaac Newton.
# 117020 | 1,102 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 08, 2009 in Astronomy (Physics) , Physics (Optics) , Mathematics (General)

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This paper outlines Sir Isaac Newton's background and his achievements in alchemy, chemistry, theology, physics and mathematics as well as the crowning achievement of his work "Principia". The paper posits that Newton's greatest legacy is that scientists and mathematicians work with his laws and theories everyday.

From the Paper:

"Although his father died three months before Isaac was born and his mother wanted him home to farm and manage her estate, his uncle, William Ayscough, convinced his mother that Isaac would do much better as a scholar, so he sent Isaac to the Free Grammar School in Grantham in 1660 (Westfall 55). It was at this introduction to education that Isaac showed a potential passion for learning. Having met with the headmaster of the school, Isaac was able to convince his mother to send him to a university where he could continue his education (Hall 7). Ironically born in the same year that Galileo died, Newton would go on to distinguish himself as one of the most influential scientist to ever live having laid the foundations for future work in mathematics, optics, and physics."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fowler, Michael. "Newton's Life." Isaac Newton. 2008. University of Virginia. <>.
  • Hall, Alfred Rupert. Isaac Newton, Adventurer in Thought. Ed. David Knight. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Iliffe, Robert. The Newton Project. "Newton's Personal Life." 2009. <>.
  • Newton, Isaac. The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton. Ed. D. T. Whiteside. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • O' Connor, J. J. and E. F. Robertson. "Sir Isaac Newton." January 2000. <>.

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