Isaac Newton Notecard Project

Isaac Newton is considered one of the most important scientists in history. Even Albert Einstein said that Isaac Newton was the smartest person that ever lived.
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Newton developed the theory of gravity, the laws of motion (which became the basis for physics).
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Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England on January 4, 1643.
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Gravity – Newton is probably most famous for discovering gravity. Outlined in the Principia, his theory about gravity helped to explain the movements of the planets and the Sun. This theory is known today as Newton’s law of universal gravitation.
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Laws of Motion – Newton’s laws of motion were three fundamental laws of physics that laid the foundation for classical mechanics.
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Calculus – Newton invented a whole new type of mathematics which he called “fluxions.” Today we call this math calculus and it is an important type of math used in advanced engineering and science.
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Reflecting Telescope – In 1668 Newton invented the reflecting telescope. This type of telescope uses mirrors to reflect light and form an image. Nearly all of the major telescopes used in astronomy today are reflecting telescopes.
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Newton died on March 31, 1727 in London, England. Today, he is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time alongside greats such as Albert Einstein, Aristotle, and Galileo.
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Legend has it that Newton got his inspiration for gravity when he saw an apple fall from a tree on his farm.
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In mathematics Isaac Newton inventions included laying the ground work for differential and integral calculus.
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In 1687, Newton published Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, what is widely regarded to be one of the important books in the history of science. In it he describes universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, concepts that remained at the forefront of science for centuries after.
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Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
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Newton moved to London in 1696 and took up a role as the Warden of the Royal Mint, overseeing the production of the Pound Sterling
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Sir Isaac Newton once said, “What we know is a drop. What we don’t know is an ocean.”
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Newton was a deep thinker who wanted to know more. He was curious. He became one of the most prominent mathematicians of his time. He discovered the theory of gravity, as well as ideas about the nature of color and light.
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Isaac’s grandmother raised him. When he was eighteen, he went to Cambridge University where he studied mathematics, physics and astronomy.
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When Newton went to college, he waited tables and cleaned the rooms of wealthy students
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Sir Isaac Newton was born prematurely. He was tiny and very weak. He was not expected to live, but he did.
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Newton was brilliant, but he was difficult to be around. He argued with other scientists and was often grumpy.
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Sir Isaac Newton loved school, math and science as a child. When he was 12, his mother returned for him after her second husband died. She pulled him out of school to make him a farmer. He did not like farming. Finally, he went back to school.
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