Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK. He at Cambridge. Legend has it that the fall of an apple the train of thought that to the law of gravitation. As professor of mathematics at Cambridge he on his famous Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. This a complete proof of the law of gravitation. This law celestial motions, the tides, and terrestrial gravitation, and scientists regard it as one of the greatest scientific achievements. He a new kind of mathematics known as the calculus. He also the reflecting telescope, and that white light is a combination of all colours by using prisms. Newton also in parliament on two occasions. The Royal Society him ¨resident in 1703 and he a knight in 1705. |