He graduated Trinity College, Cambridge in 1665, became a Fellow at Trinity in 1667 and in 1669 he was named Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. Also in 1669 he invented the calculus. The year before he built the first reflecting telescope. His work on the laws of motion, the theory of tides, and the theory of gravitation appear in *Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica*, (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) published in 1687. In 1704, Newton published *Opticks* which describes his theory of light.

Newton was named President of the Royal Society in 1703 and in 1705 he became the first British scientist to be knighted for his researches.

YEAR TEAM ERA IP Won Lost Win Pct SO ---- --------------- ------ ---- ------ ------ --------- ------ Newton, Issac 1991 Ionians 3.41 74 3 2 .600 45 1992 Ionians 3.74 142 6 7 .462 78 1993 Ionians 3.78 100 7 3 .700 62 1994 Ionians 3.77 62 4 1 .800 37 1995 Ionians 3.55 88 2 6 .250 61 TOTALS 3.66 466 22 19 .562 283

Newton Page at MacTutor History of Mathematics

From `A Short Account of the History of Mathematics' (4th edition, 1908) by W. W. Rouse Ball.

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