Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was a brilliant scientist who
discovered many important things. The
sources for this report are "Microsoft
Encarta '99 Interactive Encyclopedia" and
the book "Isaac Newton: The Greatest
Scientist of All Time" by Margaret Jean

Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25,
1642 (according to the Julian calendar
which was in use then; the date was
January 4, 1643, according to the Gregorian
calendar in use today), at Woolsthorpe,
near Grantham in Lincolnshire. His widowed
mother remarried when he was three years
old, leaving him in care of his feeble
grandmother. Eventually his mother was
persuaded to send him to grammar school
in Grantham. Later, in the summer of 1661,
he was sent to Trinity College, at the
University of Cambridge.

Isaac Newton received his bachelor's
degree in 1665. After an intermission of
nearly two years he returned to Trinity
College, which elected him to a fellowship
in 1667. Isaac Newton received his master's
degree in 1668. Newton ignored much of
the established curriculum of the university
to pursue his own interests: mathematics
and natural philosophy. Proceeding entirely
on his own, he investigated the latest
developments in mathematics and the new
natural philosophy that treated nature as a
complicated machine. Almost immediately,
he made fundamental discoveries that were
instrumental in his career in science.

Sir Isaac Newton, the English
mathematician and physicist, is considered
to be one of the greatest scientists in
history. He made important contributions to
many fields of science. His discoveries and
theories laid the foundation for much of the
progress in science and math since his
time. Newton also solved the mysteries of
light and optics, formulated the three laws
of motion, and derived from them the law
of universal gravitation.

Isaac Newton is conclusively a very
important person to science today. His
many discoveries and theories were the
building blocks of much science. Imagine if
that apple hadn't fallen on his head.