Isaac Newton: The Father Of The Scientific Revolution

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Isaac Newton was a physicist, philosopher, mathematician, a scientist, and also an astronomer. He is one of the most famous scientist in history, he is most famous for his law of gravitation. Isaac was one of the scientist that played a huge role in the scientific revolution in the 17th century. Newton came up with many ideas such as the principles of modern physics, law of gravitation, calculus, and optic motions. Isaac 's childhood wasn’t all that great before he came up with all these ideas.
Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England. Newton 's father had died 3 months before he was born. At age 12, Newton was reunited with his mother after her second husband died. Isaac attended the King 's School in Grantham. Isaac 's mother wanted him to become a farmer and help her around their home, so she took him out of school.. Later, she sent him back to the King 's school in Grantham. Later, his uncle encouraged Newton 's mother to let Newton attend the same college as him. His uncle attended the University of Cambridges Trinity college. In his first 3 years at Cambridge, Newton was very fascinated with the more advanced science. Newton graduated from Cambridge with no honors or distinctions. After the Great Plague that hit Europe, his college was closed down and he was forced to finish his studies at home.
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During the 18 months in the plague, Newton learned the method of infinitesimal calculus, set foundations of his theory of light and color, and gained a lot of attention from his law of planetary motions. He got the law of planetary motion from a falling apple legend says. Newton came up with all these theories during the plague in Europe. On October 1, 1666 Newton developed a system that would later lead to the discovery and advance of calculus. Newton presented it in a manuscript. Newton 's work has been said, “to distinctly advance every branch of mathematics then

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