The Supreme Sir Isaac Newton Essay Research

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The Supreme Sir Isaac Newton Essay, Research Paper The Supreme Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest and most prominent physicist to ever walk upon the Earth?s surface, yet we have the Anti-Newtonians who say that Sir Isaac Newton should not be considered the greatest/most influential physicist of the past or present. However, in Dr. Michael Harts book The 100 Most Influential People in History Sir Isaac Newton is listed as the second most substantial person in history with Muhammad being the first, and Jesus Christ being the third. Surely it must take a great man to reach a status higher than Jesus Christ! So what was it that Sir Isaac Newton did to elevate himself above the other physicists of yesterday and today such as: Thales of Miletus (625-545

B.C), Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Albert Einstein (1879-1955), James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), and Richard Feynman (1918-1988)? The answer to this question can be found within Sir Isaac Newton?s gathering of the laws and theories of the physicists before him that were to be used in the development of his own three laws of motion. These three laws paved the way for the physicists of the future, and still lie at the heart of almost every modern day physics problem. Michael Write the author of Isaac Newton The Last Sorcerer states ?It is no exaggeration to say that almost everything we do in the modern world is based upon Sir Isaac Newton?s enormous achievements and that this position is justified by his unparallel contributions to science.? (p.363) The

donations to science that made Sir Isaac Newton the most renowned physicist in history also molded and enhanced mankind?s view of the world around them. Daniel Orange, PhD., and Gregg Stebben say, ?The genius of Newton?s laws made it possible to predict the behavior of anything mechanical that the eye can see? reducing the complex world to a simple machine much like a car, a bike, or an egg beater.? Although Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, his great work continued to advance our knowledge of not only our planets machinelike properties, but of the other planetary bodies within our universe. In George Gamow?s book The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein It is written ?The development of Newton?s work carried out by great mathematicians of the 18th and 19th centuries have

allowed us to calculate with great precision the motion of the planets of the solar systems under the action of mutual gravitational attraction.? (p.62) So as one can see, Sir Isaac Newton?s guidance helped us to achieve the last 600 years of scientific enlightenment, and as Alexander Pope once said ? Nature and nature?s laws lay hid in the night: God said, Let NEWTON BE and all was light.? Not really a essay. More or less it is a short paragraph I wrote for developmental english.