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## Man of the Year: Isaac Newton

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Among his many achievements were the invention of the reflecting telescope; the invention of a branch of mathematics known as calculus; the clarification of the three laws of motion; and the development of the law of universal gravitation. As chair of the mathematics at Cambridge University, Isaac Newton wrote Principia. Principia, a book containing mathematical proofs supporting universal gravity, completed the ideas of brilliant Scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo. Newton's laws of motion that he established governed all planetary bodies and objects on Earth. His universal law of gravitation explained why planetary bodies did not leave their elliptical orbit around the sun. Gravity attracts every object in the universe to every other object.

Certainly one of the greatest scientists who ever lived, Isaac Newton had a profound impact on astronomy, physics, and mathematics. Without his discoveries, the scientific method would not be as widely used and we would not be as advanced in our technology. No doubt, the greatest genius of the Scientific Revolution, Isaac Newton will remain a legend even centuries from now.

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