Isaac newton: The Apple Falls Up?


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Isaac newton: The Apple Falls Up?

  1. 1. By Eric Carson HIS 102 Mrs. Hoffman
  2. 2.  An accomplished mathematician, physicist and one of the leaders of the Scientific Revolution  Born January 4th, 1643  Died March 31st, 1727  Born in Woolsthrope, England  Known for his studies of Gravity, Optics, and Calculus
  3. 3.  At nineteen, with help from his uncle, Newton gained acceptance to the Trinity College of Cambridge  While there he paid his tuition by waiting tables at a local pub and doing other odd jobs for the school  During his period at Cambridge Newton studied Optics, and it was his work with Optics that eventually allowed him to be accepted into the Royal Society
  4. 4.  As the Plague came to Cambridge the school was shut down for a short period of time  It was during this time that Newton would soon develop his ideas of Gravity  The story goes that Newton was sitting under an apple tree in the country, and as he sat there he noticed an apple fall from its branch  And he had to ask “But why? Why does the apple not just fall up?”
  5. 5.  After watching the apple fall Newton went straight to work on his theory  Newton was able to use an equation he created to determine the actual force needed to hold the moon in place  He would eventually develop his Three Laws of Motion from this
  6. 6.  Newton’s first Law States that  “An object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by another force”  He built this concept off Galileo’s concept of Inertia  This example can be seen in things such as planes taking off or throwing a baseball OMG!
  7. 7.  Newton’s Second Law states that  “That there is a relationship between an objects mass and it’s force. This is calculated by the equation F=ma.”  F=ma is broken down as ‘F’ is Force, ‘m’ is the mass of an object and ‘a’ is the acceleration the object is under  In modern day this has allowed to be able to calculate different dynamics such as the force of car crashes and the destructive power of bombs
  8. 8.  Newton’s last law states that  “For every action there is an equal of opposite reaction.”  This means that for everything that we do there is always some kind of reaction  You can see this in things such as firing a gun and a space ship launching http://www.y watch?v=d8Y W1tGkXSg
  9. 9.  Newton would eventually publish his works, but he would waited over twenty years before he actually did  The reason behind this is because Newton was very sensitive to criticism, and due to the very religious atmosphere of the time he decided to wait  And of course we all know the result, because for over 300 years Newton has been known as the Father of Gravity
  10. 10.  Hatch, Robert. "Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)." Annina Jokinen, 27 06 2000. Web. 12 Nov 2010. < ewtonbio.htm>.  "Isaac Newtons Life." Microsoft Encarta, 1998. Web. 12 Nov 2010. <>.  Lacey, Robert. Great Tales From English History. Great Britian: Lttle, Brown and Company, 2004. 235-239. Print.  White , Michael. Isacc Newton: The Last Sorcerer. Great Britian: Helix Books, 199. Print.