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Unformatted text preview: enforced reflection. It was during this period that he puzzled-out most of his major contributions Invention of calculus Theory of gravity The Laws of Motion The inverse square law At 27 he became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge In later life he held a number of major positions Member of Parliament Master of the Mint President of the Royal Society The first scientist to be knighted He was still very much a misanthrope His response to any criticism was a bit extreme He suffered two nervous breakdowns He could be a pretty nasty guy. Take his dispute with Leibniz...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08