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  • 1. Isaac Newton: The Apple Falls Up?1661-1666
    By Eric Carson
    HIS 102
    Mrs. Hoffman
  • 2. A Brief history of genius
    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. Off To College: Trinity College of Cambridge 1661 to 1665
    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. An Apple falls and inspiration strikes:1666
    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. The Newtonian Laws of gravity
    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. Newton's First Law Of Motion:Enough rest time for science
    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
  • 7. Newton’s Second Law of motion:Power IN NUMBERS
    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. Newton’s Third and Final Law of Motion:Don’t Dish it if ya can’t take it
    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
  • 9. Principa: The Study of gravityPublished 1687
    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
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  • 11. Work Cited
    Hatch, Robert. "Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)." luminarium.org. AnninaJokinen, 27 06 2000. Web. 12 Nov 2010. <http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/newton/newtonbio.htm>.
    "Isaac Newtons Life." Newton.ac.uk. Microsoft Encarta, 1998. Web. 12 Nov 2010. <http://www.newton.ac.uk/newtlife.html>.
    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.