Newtonian Innovator

Isaac Newton (1643–1727) - Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton (1643–1727): Isaac Newton was a significant figure in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Born in England, he was a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer who is best known for formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation. Newton’s three laws of motion describe the relationship between a body and the forces acting upon it and its motion in response to those forces. These laws laid the groundwork for classical mechanics. The law of universal gravitation described the fundamental force of attraction that exists between any two masses. His ideas continue to influence our understanding of the physical universe. Newton’s insights marked a new era in scientific theory while shifting the course of physics from a descriptive to a predictive discipline.