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Sir Isaac Newton. Optics, Early life, Mechanics and Gravitation, Late Life and Death. Early Years. Born 16 of Jan., 1643 Lincolnshire, England 7-12 schooled at The King’s School Grantham 1661 admitted to Trinity College. Optics. 1670-1672 lectured optics Investigated refraction of light

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optics early life mechanics and gravitation late life and death

Sir Isaac Newton

Optics, Early life, Mechanics and Gravitation, Late Life and Death

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Early Years

  • Born 16 of Jan., 1643 Lincolnshire, England
  • 7-12 schooled at The King’s School Grantham
  • 1661 admitted to Trinity College
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Optics

  • 1670-1672 lectured optics
  • Investigated refraction of light
  • Developed the first working reflection telescope
  • Theorized that when light is scattered or bent it stays the same color
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Mechanics and Gravitation

  • Studied 3 laws of motion
  • Wrote book on laws of motion and mechanics
  • Published July 5, 1687
  • Made clear his view that the sun is the center of the solar system
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Late Life and Death

  • Isaac wrote interpretations on the meanings of bible stories
  • 1689, 1690, and 1701 Newton was a legislator of England
  • Elected president of royal society in 1703
  • Died March 31, 1727
  • Body had large amounts of mercury in it explanation of eccentricity in late life
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