Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. Known in particular for his laws of motion and theory of universal gravitation, Newton was a passionate scientist whose discoveries had an enormous impact on the world of science. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how his research fundamentally changed the way we understand the world and learn about his profound influence on generations of scientists who followed him.
This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion Newton’s main achievements and discoveries, including his method of infinitesimal calculus, his work on optics, and his most important finding of all: the theory of universal gravitation. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the context of the time and an evaluation of the impact of his discoveries on the scientific community, giving you all the essential information about this giant of modern science.
About Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was a genius who made a range of discoveries across the fields of mathematics and physics. His passion for the sciences manifested itself at a young age, when he developed a passion for alchemy at the age of ten. In spite of his influence on science, the young Newton was a poor student at school, although he was later accepted by the prestigious Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He returned home after his studies, which is when he began to work on the theories that would later make him famous.
This clear and accessible 39-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to Isaac Newton
- Biography of Isaac Newton
- A childhood marked by abandonment
- A passion for science
- A period of major upheaval
- A scientific revolution
- The Civil War and the Glorious Revolution
- London: a capital ravaged by epidemics and fire
- Newton’s Discoveries
- The family home: his real laboratory
- The method of infinitesimal calculus
- Newton’s work on optics
- Newton’s major discovery: the theory of universal gravitation
- Impact of Newton’s discoveries
- A hugely successful work
- An incredible legacy
- The challenging of the theory
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