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Constitutions, and Statute Books ; but alone by the rightly culti vated hearts and heads of THAT the PRINCIPIA of Newton should have remained so gen erally . Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton, , Published by Daniel Adee There's no description for this book yet. Biographical note. Natural philosopher, born at Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, the son of a small landed proprietor, and educated at the Grammar School of.
His patience was seemingly without limit, and he positively embraced solitude.
Proof of this came in That year the outbreak of plague was so severe that Cambridge University was forced to close its doors. Most students would have used the opportunity to ease off on studying a bit. But Newton was no ordinary student. Newton returned home and continued his research with fervor.
His experiments focused on optics, light and color. One especially dangerous experiment involved staring at the sun through a looking glass. He also began his revolutionary work in applying mathematics to questions of motion.
One involved points moving toward the center of a circle, while another depicted points moving parallel to one another.
It became increasingly clear to Newton that everything was in motion. By the time the plague had dissipated and Cambridge University had recommenced its teaching, Newton had already put the major pieces in place for a full theory concerning the science of motion.
This included thoughts on the nature of gravity and its effect on objects in motion. The apocryphal story goes that Newton was inspired when he saw an apple fall from a tree. But, in reality, the process of discovery involved dropping objects, rolling them down slopes and recording his observations.
In October , the year he returned to Cambridge, Newton was summoned by his mathematics professor, Isaac Barrow, who asked the year-old to help him prepare his lectures. Before too long, Newton was himself giving lectures. By the end of , Barrow vacated the highly-respected Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, which was awarded to Newton soon after.
Thanks to the position, Newton now had his own laboratory at Trinity. There he sequestered himself away and conducted countless experiments. Before his twenties were over, Newton had engineered a prototype for the first reflecting telescope. Prior to Newton, telescopes had been refracting. These tended to produce images that were small, dim and distorted. In this paper, Newton described the experiment he had conducted, in which he had directed sunlight through multiple prisms and thereby been able to isolate different colors.
Based on these results, Newton posited that light was made up of particles. It had previously been thought that the prisms themselves produced colors, but Newton was convinced that they were only separating white light, which was itself comprised of a mixture of colors. The paper ruffled a fair few feathers at the Royal Society. Leading this pack of skeptics was Robert Hooke. He laid into Hooke, and defended the robust mathematical proof of his work.
Newton buried himself away in isolation for another two years before he emerged with another paper. This was to be read before the Royal Society in December , instead of being published immediately.
The topic was, again, the properties of light, but he also discussed his thoughts on motion and clarified some earlier observations on static electricity. And it surely did nothing to resolve the conflict when Hooke was elected Secretary of the Royal Society in It certainly pushed Newton to go further in some fields than he might otherwise have gone. He was a renowned English astronomer and mathematician, famous today for the comet named after him.
The final law famously declares that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. He desired to make the work more accessible so that the whole world could benefit from his mathematically verified observations. His great rival Robert Hooke died in , and Newton soon took over as the head of the Royal Society.
Despite these accomplishments, Newton still felt he had more work to do. This lack of proof was perfect ammunition for his antagonists. Questions were soon raised as to whether Newton perceived gravity as some sort of mystical force.
His new post lent him a greater authority and he became less worried about detractors.
The might of new printing presses had won Newton an international audience. Around this time, Newton added another feather to his cap.
He was appointed the head of the Royal Mint. Mathematics was becoming increasingly important in all manner of world affairs, including shipping, population statistics and economics. A sound and functioning currency was an important component in this new world of political arithmetic.
Newton had previously spent a few years as Warden of the Mint, but in he was officially appointed to the post of Master of the Mint.
He embraced the post and its duties involving currency and accounting.
In particular, he set about creating a new currency that would be harder to counterfeit. The job was prestigious and well remunerated. It even came with a certain amount of international celebrity. People were finally listening to him and taking his ideas seriously. Copy and paste this code into your Wikipedia page. Need help? New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!
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