Sir Issac Newton

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Sir Issac Newton

January 4, 1643 - March 31, 1727

Physicist and Mathematician

Regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all times. He invented the infinitesimal calculus, laid the foundations of modern optics, and formulated three laws of motion that underpin modern physics.

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.



Sir Issac Newton

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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