According to National Geographic, Sir Isaac Newton is famous for developing the laws of gravity. However, his discoveries and inventions include a wide range of scientific and mathematical principles and objects.Know More
Sir Isaac Newton's most famous discovery concerns gravitational theory. His Law of Universal Gravitation states that all particles in the universe exert gravitational force. He contended that the same forces that make an apple fall from a tree also make the moon stay in orbit through its relationship with the Earth.
Newton also discovered that white light is a combination of all colors of the rainbow. This discovery led to his development of the reflecting telescope that used mirrors in addition to glass lenses. With that, all colors could focus on a single point and produce clearer, more accurate images of viewed objects. Astronomers and space agencies still use reflecting telescopes today.
Newton also conceived the three laws of motion which include Newton's Law of Inertia which explains that objects stay at rest or in motion unless acted upon. Secondly, he developed Newton's Law of Acceleration which states that force equals mass times acceleration. Thirdly, Newton's Law of Action and Reaction says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Newton possessed an affinity for mathematics, especially calculus, and developed differentiation and integration with German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz.Learn more about Thermodynamics
Sir Isaac Newton had one younger half-brother and two younger half-sisters. His father died before Newton was born, and his mother remarried when he was two years old.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton did not invent the newton meter. Although the identity of the inventor remains unknown, it is unlikely that Newton invented it because the newton was defined and named in the 19th century, 60 years after his death in 1727.Full Answer >
There is not enough evidence to prove that Sir Isaac Newton had a middle name. However, it is often debated because some sources suggest that his full name was Lawrence Isaac Newton James.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton did not have any children, nor did he ever marry. He was a loner and did not interact a great deal with students, collaborators or friends.Full Answer >