Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. He laid the foundation for differential and integral calculus and did extensive work on graviton. Newton was born in 1642, in a manor house in Lincolnshire, England. His father had died two months before his birth. Isaac’s mother, Hannah Ayscough, remarried a man named Barnabas Smith, who helped raise Isaac. Isaac attended the village school in Woolsthorpe, went to free Grammar school in Grantham, and he went to Trinity College at Cambridge University for his collage education. During his three years attending Trinity College, Newton had to pay his tuition by waiting tables and cleaning rooms for the fellows (faculty) and the wealthier students. In the course of Newton’s attendance at Trinity, Europe had a terrible disease called the plague, which was spreading all across the area. There was so much fear of this disease spreading among the students and faculty, that the university had no choice but to close. Newton returned home, but could not return to school for another two years. Upon returning to school Newton began his studies on mathematics and physics.

Newton’s Mathematics skills helped him succeed into creating different formulas. Newton had worked on infinitesimal calculus and classified the method on cubic plane curves. He was just 24 years old when he first invented the method on calculus. It took over a year to accomplish this task with the help of his partner Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Newton had laid the foundation for schools programs on calculus. Later on he discovered the binomial theorem, which leads into finding the slopes of curves and areas under curves a lot easier. In addition to binomial theorem, he also found that all cubic’s can be showed by five divergent cubic parabolas.

...instant epiphany. Mathematicians all over the world contributed to its development, but the two most recognized discoverers of calculus are Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Although the credit is currently given to both men, there was a time when the debate over which of them truly deserved the recognition was both heated and widespread. Evidence also shows that Newton was the first to establish the general method called the "theory of fluxions" was the first to state the fundamental theorem of calculus and was also the first to explore applications of both integration and differentiation in a single work (Struik, 1948). However, since Leibniz was the first to publish a dissertation on calculus, he was given the total credit for the discovery for a number of years. This later led, of course, to accusations of plagiarism being hurled relentlessly in the direction of Leibniz. It is also known that Leibniz and Newton corresponded by letter quite regularly, and they most often discussed the subject of mathematics (Boyer, 1968). In fact, Newton first described his methods, formulas and concepts of calculus, including his binomial theorem, fluxions and tangents, in letters he wrote to Leibniz (Ball, 1908). However an examination of Leibniz' unpublished manuscripts provided evidence that despite his correspondence with Newton, he had come to his own conclusions about calculus already. The...

...By: Kozmo Kramer
Thesis Statement: Through his early life experiences and with the knowledge left by his predecessors, Sir Isaac Newton was able to develop calculus, natural forces, and optics. From birth to early childhood, Isaac Newton overcame many personal, social, and mental hardships. It is through these experiences that helped create the person society knows him as in this day and age. The beginning of these obstacles started at birth forNewton. Isaac was born premature on Christmas Day 1642, in the manor house of Woolsthorpe, 7 miles south of Grantham in Lincolnshire. It is said that "Because Galileo, . . . had died that year, a significance attaches itself to 1642" (Westfall 1). Though his father had died before Isaac was born, he was given his father's name. He was born into a farming family that had worked their way slowly up the "social ladder". The Newton's were one of the few families to prosper in Lincolnshire (Westfall 1). At the age of three Isaac's life would take a drastic turn. When Isaac was three his mother, Hannah Ayscough, remarried to the Reverend Barnabas Smith (Internet-newtonia). Isaac and the Reverend never got along and the Reverend would not have a child that was not his living with him. Isaac stayed with his grandparents when his mother went to live with the Reverend in North Witham. His maternal grandmother raised Isaac until he was ten. It is believed that his mother's second marriage and her...

...Isaac Newton: A Great Philosopher
Isaac Newton is one of the many scientists who have made science and this world what it is today. Newton has contributed to modern science in more ways than one. Many consider Isaac the greatest philosopher of all time. There is no doubt that Newton deserves to be recognized as the founder of modern science. He’s story is truly one that will be known and remembered for many years to come.
Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England during the late winter in the year of 1642. Newton lived a very normal childhood for the children of that time (Anderson 26). Isaac was considered to be among the higher known people in the town and was actually the one in waiting to become the next king. But at the age of 13, Newton, had been banned to become king by the parliament (John 12). Later on in Newton’s life he attended Trinity College Cambridge, which was regarded by many one of the elite colleges at the time (Anderson 31). After graduating, Isaac, then became a professor at the same college where he taught Alchemy, which was known to be his favorite kind of science (Snider 4). After only two years of teaching, Newton’s mom had died which caused him to surrender his teacher position, which left him jobless (John 13).
Isaac Newton contributed to many things but none more than he did to modern science and the way we...

...Sarah DeGarso
Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton made a multitude of discoveries that are still relevant in today’s academia. Many people have referred to him as one of the most important scientist that has ever lived. He is mostly known by his Theory of Universal Gravity and laws of motion, Newton’s laws, but he also influenced the areas of math and optics. Newton had a passion for alchemy and astrology. Today Newton’s laws of motion and gravity theory are still taught in schools as one of the most fundamental parts of physical science. Newton’s discoveries made an impact on academics and how the physical world was viewed.
Isaac Newton was born in 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He attended trinity College at Cambridge University from 1661 to 1665 where for the majority of the time studied logic, ethics, physics, and rhetoric of Aristotle. (The Life and Work of Isaac Newton2012 ) between 1664 and 1667 Newton, influenced by the work of Galileo, Descartes, and Kepler, invented calculus, worked with spectrums, and made the discoveries that led to the law of universal gravitation. In 1667 he was elected a fellow of Trinity College. He became Lucasian professor in 1669 and was elected into the Royal Society in 1672.
It is very well known that Isaac Newton first received the idea of universal gravity when he witnessed an apple falling in his family orchard. He compared the force needed to hold the...

...Sir Isaac Newton
I am Sir Isaac Newton. I am a mathematician and physicist, and one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. I was born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, in 1642. I entered Cambridge University in 1661; then was elected at Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, then Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. I remained at the university, lecturing in most years, until 1696. Of these Cambridge years, in which I was at the height of my creative power, I singled out 1665-1666 as the prime of my age for invention. I learned geometry at school, even though I always spoke of myself as self-taught. I advanced through studying the writings of William Oughtred and John Wallis, and of Descartes. Newton made contributions to all branches of mathematics studied, but I’m especially famous for my solutions to the contemporary problems in analytical geometry of drawing tangents to curves (differentiation) and defining areas bounded by curves (integration). Not only did I discover that these problems were inverse to each other, but I discovered general methods of resolving problems of curvature, embraced in my "method of fluxions" and "inverse method of fluxions", respectively equivalent to Leibniz's later differential and integral calculus. I used the term "fluxion" (from Latin meaning "flow") because I imagined a quantity "flowing" from one magnitude to another. Fluxions were expressed algebraically, as...

...Zikia Griffin
Ms. Eunice Cavalcanti
Algebra II, 7th period
11th March 2013
The Life and Works of Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton, (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, was one of the greatest scientific minds of all time. Sir Isaac Newton was born at on January 4th (December 25th old calendar) at Woolsthorpe, a farmstead, in Lincolnshire. Woolsthorpe is the place where he worked on his theory of light and optics. This is also believed to be the site where Newton observed an apple fall from a tree, inspiring him to make his law of universal gravitation. He entered Cambridge University in 1661; he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. He remained at the university, lecturing in most years, until 1696. Of these Cambridge years, he was at the height of his creative power, he singled out 1665-1666 as "the prime of my age for invention". During two to three years of intense mental effort, he prepared Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica commonly known as the Principia, although this was not published until 1687. As an opponent of the attempt by King James II to make the universities into Catholic institutions, Newton was elected Member of Parliament for the University of Cambridge to the Convention Parliament of 1689, and sat again in 1701-1702. Meanwhile, in 1696 he moved to London as Warden of the Royal Mint. He became Master of...

...Sir Issac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Controvery
Sir Issac Newton was born to a poor family in Woolsthorpe, England on January 4,1642. At the time of Newton's birth, England had not adopted the Gregorian calendar and therefore his date of birth was recorded as Christmas Day, December 25 1642. He attended Trinity College in Cambridge, England only after it became apparent that he would never be a successful farmer. While there, he took interest in mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy.
While a student, Newton was forced to take a two year hiatus when plague closed Trinity college. At home, he continued to work with optics, using a prism to separate white light, and became the first person to argue that white light was a mixture of many types of rays, rather than a single entity. He continued working with light and color over the next few years, and published his findings in “Optics” in 1704.
Disturbed by the problems with telescopes at the time, he invented the reflecting telescope, grinding the mirror and building the tube himself. Relying on a mirror rather than lenses, the telescope presented a sharper image than refracting telescopes at the time. Modern techniques have reduced the problems caused by lenses, but large telescopes such as the use mirrors.
As a student, Newton studied the most advanced mathematical texts of his time. While on hiatus, he continued to study mathematics, laying...

...Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician
and physicist, considered one of the greatest
scientists in history. He made important
contributions to many fields of science. His
discoveries and theories laid the foundation for
much of the progress in science. Newton was one
of the inventors of a mathematics called calculus.
He also solved the mysteries of light and optics,
formulated the three laws of motion, and derived
from them the law of universal gravitation. Newton
was born on December 25, 1642, at
Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire.
When he was three years old, he was put in care
of his Grandmother. He then was sent to grammar
school in Grantham. Then later he attended Trinity
College at the University of Cambridge. Newton
ignored much of the established curriculum of the
university to pursue his own interests; mathematics
and natural philosophy. Proceeding entirely on his
own, he investigated the latest developments in
mathematics and the new natural philosophy that
treated nature as a complicated machine. Almost
immediately, still under the age of 25, he made
fundamental discoveries that were instrumental in
his career science. The Fluxional Method,
Newton's first achievement was in mathematics.
He generalized the methods that were being used
to draw tangents to curves and to calculate the
area swept by curves. He...