Isaac Newton: One Of The Best Physicist Of All Time
April 8, 2015
Isaac Newton, also known as one of the best mathematician and physicist of all time. Newton was born into a poor farming family and lost his father three months before being born. In 1661 Newton was sent to Cambridge University and began studying mathematics. Soon after, Cambridge University broke out in a plague causing everyone to evacuate. Through out the plague years of 1665 and 1666 Newton made the most significant discoveries as explained in a letter from Newton to Pierre DesMaizeaux:
“In the beginning of the year 1665 I found the method of approximating series & the Rule for reducing any dignity [= power] of any binomial into such a series. The same year in May I found …show more content…
Newton’s first law is also called the law of Inertia. Inertia is the property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force. For example, when you take a sharp turn in a car going at a high velocity, you as well will be pushed to the side. They key point in Newton’s first law is that if there is no net force acting on an object, then the object will remain in a constant velocity. If the velocity is at zero, the object stays at rest. But if an additional force acts upon it, the velocity of the object will change. Newton’s second law of motion will determine the magnitude by which the velocity …show more content…
Descartes helped advance Newton’s skills in geometry and mechanical math which then helped him later on with calculus and the laws of physics. Galileo was also a strong influence specifically having to do with his gravity experiments and inertia. Without the help of any of these men, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Isaac Newton was an extraordinary genius that has changed the world forever.
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