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Newton’s Achievements

At Cambridge he was able to pursue his interests in mathematics, science and physics. At the time the prevailing education was based on Aristotle, but Isaac was more interested in modern mathematicians such as Descartes. Isaac Newton had a prodigious capacity to consider mathematical problems, and then focus on them until he had solved the mystery behind them. His one pointed nature led him to, at times, be detached from the world. For example, he had little time for women. An early teenage romance came to nothing, and he remained single throughout his life. Sir Isaac Newton, has been referred to as one of the greatest genius’ of history. His mathematical and scientific achievements give credence to such a view. Amongst his many accomplishments in the field of science include: Developing a theory of Calculus Unfortunately, at the same time as Newton, calculus was being developed by Leibinz. When Leibinz published his results, there was a bitter feud between the two men, with Newton claiming plagiarism. This bitter feud lasted until Leibinz death in 1713, it also extended between British mathematicians and the continent. Mathematical Achievements of Newton
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generalized binomial theorem Newton's identities, Newton's method, classified cubic plane curves (polynomials of degree three in two variables),

Discovered a new formula for pi.Bible Code Newton was fascinated with the early Church and also the last chapter of the Bible Revelations.     Substantial contributions to the theory of finite differences. Nevertheless. Use of fractional indices Used geometry to derive solutions to Diophantine equations. He developed an antagonistic and hostile attitude to Hooke. The most popular ante dote about Sir Isaac Newton is the story of how the theory of gravitation came to him. Newton actually spent more time investigating religious issues. it is quite likely that seeing apples fall from trees may have influenced his theories of gravity. In his famous book Principa Mathematic. when his ideas were criticised by Hooke. Telescope – Made significant improvements to the development of the telescope. he was not satisfied with the Christian interpretations of the Bible. However. Nevertheless. Newton explained the three laws of motion that laid the framework for modern physics. Scientific Achievements of Newton  Optics – Newton made great advancements into the study of optics. He read the Bible daily. after being hit on the head with a falling apple. believing it to be the word of God. In particular he developed the spectrum by splitting white light through a prism. throughout his life. Newton’s Religious Belief's As well as being a scientist. Newton withdrew from the public debate. He spent many hours poring over the Bible. his beliefs were closer to the Christian beliefs in Arainism (basically there was a difference between Jesus Christ and God) Newton .   Mechanics and Gravitation. This involved explaining planetary movements. For example. In reality. he rejected the philosophy of the Holy Trinity. trying to find the secret Bible . Used power series with confidence and to revert power series. Newton Hit on the Head with an Apple. Newton and his friends may have exaggerated this story.

html . the universe simply fascinated him. the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians. the religious belief’s that Newton held could have caused serious embarrassment at the time. He sought to discover the hidden and outer mysteries of life. therefore. He experimented on many objects.Code. With his sharp intellect and powers of concentration. Very high levels of mercury in his blood stream may have contributed to his early death and irregularities in later life. However. Newton was made member of the Royal Society in 1703. He took this job seriously and unofficially was responsible for moving England from the silver standard to the gold standard. He was a unique individual. a twentieth century genius. Isaac Newton. Newton and Alchemy Newton was also interested in alchemy. a posthumous child born with no father on Christmas Day. was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage. This desire for secrecy seemed to be part of his nature.” By: R.biographyonline. almost to the point of obsession. actually found them too shocking for public release. The bishop who first opened Newton’s box. they were kept closed for many more years. Newton was an extraordinary polymath.000 years ago. using a lot of Mercury. he was able to contribute to tremendous developments in many areas of science. can see him like that. said of Newton: “I do not think that anyone who has pored over the contents of that box which he packed up when he finally left Cambridge in 1696 and which. 1642. He was also given the job of Master of Mint in 1717. though partly dispersed. have come down to us. John Maynard Keynes.Pettinger 10/05/07 http://www. It was only on his death that his papers were opened up. He was rumoured to be a the last great mind which looked out on the visible and intellectual world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10. He was the last of the magicians. Because of this he kept his views hidden. Newton was not the first of the age of reason.




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