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Kyle Daniele 10/04/08 Isaac Newton was born on January 4 th , 1643 in Woolsthorpe Manor, near Lincolnshire, England. He came from a family of farmers. His father was a very successful farmer and made a lot money. Unfortunately, he died three months before his son was born. When he was twelve years old, he attended The King’s School in Grantham. He did not show much interest in school and made no friends. In June 1661, he was admitted to Trinity College in Cambridge where he studied mathematics. In 1665, he graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree. One year later, he discovered the spectrum of light and began work on his work, the Principia . Later on, while resting under an apple tree, an apple fell on his head, and that was when he discovered gravity. Newton showed that the force of gravity was responsible for objects being pulled
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Unformatted text preview: towards the center of the Earth and for the orbits of the planets in the solar system. He then came up with his three laws of motion. An object remains at rest or moves in a straight line of constant velocity as long as no external forces acts on it, the rate of change of momentum of a body is directly proportional to the impressed force and takes place in the direction the force acts, and for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. During his later years, he also had created calculus. On March 31, 1727, he began to get sick and died of a kidney stone. Although one of the strangest scientists of all time, always staying in his room cut off from most of society, he is one of the major physicists of our time....
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