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FC: Sir Isaac Newton January 4, 1643- March 31, 1727 | By:Ana LuciaRivera 8-3 September 21,2012
1: Personal Life | Newton attended Cambridge University in 1661. Here he discovered his interest for mathematics, astronomy, optics and physics. | In 1665 he returned to his hometown, Woolsthorpe due to the university closing because of a plague epidemic, He returned in 1667. Thus, his time there was very enriching in knowledge and he started thinking about gravity. | His dad died three months before he was born. His mom remarried and Newton left to live with his grand-parents.
2: ACHIEVEMENTS | Conducted experiments from mid 1660's and found out that white light is composed of the same system of colors that can be seen in a rainbow. Establishing the modern study of optics. | Newton's Three Laws of Motion 1. Every object in a state of rest or uniform motion remains in that state unless an external force is applied to it. 2. The rate of change of momentum of an object is directly proportional to the resultant force acting on it. 3. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
3: Invented a reflecting telescope in 1668 | Many people believe Newton was inspired by the idea of gravity when an apple fell in his head while sitting below and apple tree. However, the story isn't true. He did though get inspired by watching apples of a tree outside his house fall. | Newton published a book called Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy which included, gravity, the forces of universe, his three laws of motion and more.