Newton's Philosophies During The Enlightenment

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This investigation assesses the significance of how Newton's philosophies during the Enlightenment contributed to modern physical science. In order to evaluate the significance of Newton’s work, the investigation evaluates Newton's different definitions, laws, and rules. These details will then help one explore how Newton's ideas are applied to current day use. A primary source and secondary source document are used to evaluate Newton's philosophies’ significance to modern physical science. The two sources selected for evaluation, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton and “If You Understand Only One Physics Formula, it should be Isaac Newton’s Immortal F=ma” by Curt Suplee, are evaluated for their author, voice, message, and significance. This investigation does not asses how other Enlightenment thinkers may have affected Newton's scientific discoveries, and how that may link to having an impact on modern physical science. …show more content…
Each provided exact quantitative calculations of dynamics and descriptions of the motions of visible bodies. Newton’s laws of motion additionally help individuals understand how objects behave when they’re still, when they’re in motion, and when forces act upon them. Newton, moreover, applies five definitions to his book to enforce the idea of how his three laws of motion work. Here, he uses time, velocity, force, distance, and several other elements or quantities found in the SI system to bring all of his ideas together. Lastly, there are four rules that talk about what human beings must do to either experiment with his scientific ideas or to understand the motions of visible bodies. (CONCLUDING