Isaac Newton was a Mathematician and physicist, and one of the founding fathers in the laws of physics. Newton’s achievements in experimental investigation as the founding exemplar has regarded for more than 300 years. His discoveries in physics, mathematics, optics, calculus, gravitation, alchemy and chemistry are still being applied around the world today.
Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire. Newton also attended school here. By the age of 18 he entered Cambridge University in 1661. In 1667, he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. For the next 30 years, Newton remained a professor and taught physics and multiple other classes.
It was known that Newton owned more books on Humanistic learning than on mathematics and science. “Throughout his life he would repeatedly study these books. Newton sought to reconcile Greek mythology and record with the Bible, considered the prime authority on the early history of mankind (Hall).” “Under his works on chronology, he undertook to make Jewish and Pagan dates compatible and to fix them absolutely from an astronomical argument about the earliest constellation figures devised by the Greeks (Hall).”
Mathematics came naturally to Isaac Newton. Although he took math classes in school, Newton still considered himself as self-taught. Newton’s true brilliance is seen in his math discoveries:
Newton made contributions to all branches of mathematics then studied, but is especially famous for his solutions to the contemporary problems in analytical geometry of drawing tangents to curves (differentiation) and defining areas bounded by curves (integration). Not only did Newton discover that these problems were inverse to each other, but he discovered general methods of resolving problems of curvature, embraced in his "method of fluxions" and "inverse method of fluxions", respectively equivalent to Leibniz's later differential and integral