How Did Isaac Newton Impact Society

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The Impact of Isaac Newton on Modern Science
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Isaac Newton was born into a place and time that situated him in what was the beginning of the age of enlightenment. The mid to late 1600’s were the beginning of a movement that emphasized individualism and reason rather than tradition. Isaac Newton benefitted greatly by being born in this period in time rather than 50 years earlier where the same opportunities he had would not be available and the amount of information available to learn would be much less. Throughout his life, Isaac Newton excelled at his studies and the age of enlightenment provided a plethora of information in which he and others from this period could expand their knowledge. The enlightenment period was a
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To try and make the correct decisions I organized my work and on a piece of paper I wrote down questions that I had as well as writing down key information and events in Newton’s life. Once I had my thoughts organized on paper I began to narrow the aim of what I wanted to research, because Newton’s life is full of information and inventions which would make it extremely difficult to try and summarize all his accomplishments. From the beginning of this assignment I knew that I wanted my research topic to relate to science because of my appreciation and interest of the topic. By knowing that I wanted to choose a topic that revolved around science I began looking at Newton’s accomplishments. I began to narrow down my topic when I started looking for sources, there were so many options that it was difficult to find information so I decided to narrow my focus more on Newton’s key contributions and the impact that he had on the scientific community. I changed my topic more than once because of a lack of information regarding the topics, this was primarily seen when I thought I should make my research topic the impact that Newton had on the physics community. Little did I know this topic was too concise and at this point I was unable to find much information that would relate to historical events or touch upon the same concepts that I had chosen. Some of the things which I would do differently if I were to do this assignment again, would be to firstly brainstorm ideas for my topic at the beginning of the project so that my choices wouldn’t be as biased from looking at information. The next thing that I would do differently, would be to start the project earlier so that I would have more time to find effective sources which would help support my thesis and make my assignment have stronger points. It would also give me more time to

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