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# A Biography of Isaac Newton the English Physicist and Mathematician

NEWTON SIR ISAAC Isaac Newton was born prematurely on Christmas day 1642 in Woolsthorpe a hamlet near Grantham in Lincolnshire In 1653 Newton was taken from school to fulfill his birthright as a farmer But he failed in this position and returned to Kings School at Granthan to prepare for entrance to Trinity College Cambridge In June 1661 when he left Woolsthorpe for Cambridge University Newton finally felt like he is at home and call it his home Isaac Newton worked well at school with his best performance and he was an outstanding student Isaac underwent in private studying and privately mastered the works of Rene Descartes Pierre Gassendi Thomas Hobbes and all the major people of scientific revolution In 1665 Newton took his bachelors degree at Cambridge without honors Isaac Newton was interested in Geometry and he studied Geometry until he mastered it he also mastered other type of mathematics at this time while he was away because of the two plague years of 1665 and 1666 In 1678 Newton suffered a serious emotional breakdown and in the following year his mother died Newtons response was to cut off cantact with others and engross himself in alchemical research In 1666 as tradition has it Newton observed the fall of an apple in his garden at Woolsthorpe and thats when he began to think of gravity extending to the orb of the Moon The origin of newtons intrest in mathematics can be traced to his undergraduate days at Cambridge There Newton became acquainted with a number of works such as an edition of Descartes Geometrie Joh Wallis Arithmetica infinitorum and Other works be prominent mathematicians Newtonss creative years in mathematics extended from 1664 to roughly the spring of 1696 Sir Isaac Newton contributed his math studies for many reasons such as the nature of Gravity the earths shape sphere shape and he founded that it was an Ellipse shape by his

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