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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1643 and died March 31, 1727. Historical events that happened during his life Charles I beheading was January 30, 1649. He was put on trial for treason and declared guilty soon after. Restoration of England was a period that began in 1660 and ended in 1685. It meant for…Continue reading » Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

#2 – Issac Newton was extremely important to the field of astronomy, with one of his most important contributions being calculus. Newton had devised new mathematical principles to model some of his observations in Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Additionally, Newton had theorized that all objects are affected by each other by the concept of […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton January 4, 1643 – March 31, 1727 https://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/newton14.html The Thirty Years War Another historical event that happened in the time period that Newton was alive was the Thirty Years war. Well the war was a couple years from ending at about the time Newton was born. The Thirty Years War lasted from 1618-1648 […] Continue reading

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The Gravitas of Sir Isaac Newton

The astronomer that I am choosing to write about is Sir Isaac Newton. Newton was an important astronomer, mathematician, and physicist and perhaps one of the most important contributors to our current understanding of the solar system and universe today who lived from January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727. Most notably, his discovery ofContinue reading “The Gravitas of Sir Isaac Newton” Continue reading

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Newton and His Laws

Isaac Newton is a household name for his invention of calculus, laws of motion, and realization that gravity exists in the heavens (contrary to Aristotle’s beliefs!). College students that have studied introductory physics or math may have been exposed to Newton’s three laws of motion, but how exactly are they relevant in the context of … Continue reading Newton and His Laws Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

My Chosen Astronomer: Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) acted as the individual who tied together all the theory and observations of the astronomers that came before him. His invention of calculus and other mathematical accomplishments allowed him to apply these new concepts to the perceived circular motion of the planets and moon to develop hisContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Sir Isaac Newton born December 25 1642, died March 20 [March 31], 1727 During Newton’s life two major events that occurred were the bubonic great plague and the Renaissance. The bubonic plague killed 75,000 people in England, black rats and fleas brought the disease back to the country. Whole towns of people died and people wouldContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643- March 31, 1727) In 1693 the College of William and Mary was founded. William and Mary was the second college to be founded in the United States so education in this way was a fairly new concept. In 1707 the Acts of Union were passed to form the United KingdomContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Sir Isaac Newton, born December 25, 1642 and died March 20, 1727, significantly influenced the fields of mathematics, science, and mechanics. Of his greatest scientific contributions was his formulation of the laws of motion, theories pertaining to the effects of external forces applied on objects in motion. The construction of these laws would contribute toContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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