Born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, where he attended school, he entered Cambridge University in 1661; he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. He remained at the university, lecturing in most years, until 1696

Newton made contributions to all branches of mathematics then studied, but is especially famous for his solutions to the contemporary problems in analytical geometry of drawing tangents to curves (differentiation) and defining areas bounded by curves (integration)

According to the well-known story, it was on seeing an apple fall in his orchard at some time during 1665 or 1666 that Newton conceived that the same force governed the motion of the Moon and the apple. He calculated the force needed to hold the Moon in its orbit, as compared with the force pulling an object to the ground. He also calculated the centripetal force needed to hold a stone in a sling, and the relation between the length of a pendulum and the time of its swing.

In 1689, Newton was elected MP for Cambridge University (1689 - 1690 and 1701 - 1702). In 1696 Newton was appointed warden of the Royal Mint, settling in London.

One of his most famous equations describes the gravitational force between any two objects with mass.

(1)where, $F_{\rm G}$ is the gravitational force in newtons

$G$ is the gravitational constant with a value of 6.11 x 10^{-11} Nm^{2}/kg^{2}

$m_{\rm 1}$ is the mass of object 1 in kilograms

$m_{\rm 2}$ is the mass of object 2 in kilograms

$r$ is the radius of the object

All you have is the name? Where's the rest? You need to complete the assignment before I mark it.

ReplyOptionsI've added the information now. Sorry about that.

ReplyOptionsThis is indeed mysterious…. are you also Mr. Laxon? Quite the double personality you have there :P

ReplyOptionsI beleive that you are missing your citations from two RELIABLE source and you forgot to mention when this charachter died..there could be more but thats all i see… corect me if im wrong

ReplyOptionsYep. But even worse than that (and the reason this would get a zero) is that the information is simply cut and pasted from the web sites (if you do a search on some of the text you should be able to find the original web site).

If there are copyrighted materials on the web you'd like to share you can always make a link to that site.

PL

ReplyOptionsI believe:

G) should be $6.67x10^{-11}\frac{Nm^2}{Kg^2}$ instead of $6.11x10^{-11} \frac{Nm^2}{Kg^2}$ (corrected after suggestion)ris the distance between the centres of the two objects, not the radius of one of the objects.ReplyOptions*That the gravitational constant (

G) should be $6.67x10^{-11}\frac{Nm^2}{Kg^2}$ instead of $6.11x10^{-11} \frac{Nm^2}{Kg^2}$ReplyOptionsYou're right.

P.S. You can go back and edit your original post if you make a mistake (click on options).

PL

ReplyOptionsThere are also many ambiguous pronoun references in this article. Drop some nouns in, especailly in the first paragraph.

Also I was wondering when Newton lived .. what year was he born and when did he die? And what did Newton lecture at the university?

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