January 4 Archive

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton.  I almost feel as though I’m writing about an old friend.  Gravitation, Optics, Force and Motion, Thermodynamics, calculus, statistics, binomial theorem ; any chapter in the eleventh and twelfth standard physics and math textbooks will devote a lot of space to him. Almost omnipresent. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the father of classical physics as we know it. Isaac Newton was born on January 4 1643 in Lincolnshire. His family wanted him to continue in the family occupation of farming but Newton found it boring, instead building accurate sundials when not in school. He studied