Isaac Newton

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Isaac NewtonName: Sir Isaac Newton

Born: December 25, 1642, in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Death: March 20, 1726 (Age: 84)

Computer-related contributions

  • English mathematician and physicist.
  • Known for Universal gravitation, Calculus, Newtonian mechanics, Principia Newton's method and Optics Binomial series.
  • Built the first practical reflecting telescope.

Significant publications

  • Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (1687).

Honors and awards

  • Second scientist to be knighted, after Sir Francis Bacon (1705).
  • Fellow of the "College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity" (1667).

Quotes

"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction."

"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science."