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Isaac Newton
b. December 25, 1642 – d. March 20, 1727 • Scientist
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Newton, Isaac
Newton, Isaac (1642–1727), mathematician and natural philosopher. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1667 and in 1669 succeeded I. *Barrow as Lucasian Professor of mathematics. In 1688–9 and 1703–5 he represented the university in the House of Commons. After 1694 he moved to London,
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Newton, Isaac
Newton, Isaac(1642–1727). The chief figure of the scientific revolution of the 17th century was Sir Isaac Newton. He was a physicist and mathematician who laid the foundations of calculus and extended the understanding of color and light. He also studied the mechanics of planetary orbits, formulated
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Newton, Isaac
Newton (Sir Isaac) discovered the prismatic colours of light. (1642–1727.)“Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night,God said, ‘Let Newton be,’ and all was light.”Pope.The Newton of Harmony. Jean Philippe Rameau was so called from his work entitled a Dissertation on the Principles of Harmony. (1683–1764.)
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Newton, Isaac
NEWTON, ISAAC. Sir Isaac Newton (1643–1727) was a philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, a towering figure in the history of science. He played a key role in the unfolding of the Scientific Revolution. Even after more than three centuries of scientific advance, including the rise of quantum
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Newton, Isaac
Newton, Isaac (1642–1727)Newton was an English physicist and mathematician, widely regarded as one of the most important scientific figures of all time. Newton’s Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (1687), in which he formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, replaced the Aristotelian
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Newton, Isaac (1642–1727)
NEWTON, ISAAC (1642–1727)Professor of mathematics at Cambridge (from 1699) and president of the Royal Society (1703–27), Newton was the most eminent physicist of his day. His most far-reaching achievement was to formulate the universal law of gravitation to explain the motion of the planets and the
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Newton, Sir Isaac
Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727)English mathematician and physicistBorn at Woolsthorpe, in Lincolnshire, Newton was educated at Grantham School and Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was elected a fellow in 1667. In 1669 he became Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge University. In 1694