Born in 1643 and died at the age of 85, Sir Isaac Newton's life was long a filled with a lot of scientific discoveries. He was knighted by the Queen of England in 1705. He was very famous throughout Europe because of his scientific discoveries. He had many conflicts with other scientists throughout his career and he too had controversy around some of the ways he handled himself with others or in his positions of power. Newton never married and/or had children. He was involved in many scientific ideas, but our focus is his Laws of Motion.
Newton's Laws of Motion
Newton's first law of motion:
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon an unbalanced force.
Newton's second law of motion:
The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
Newton's third law is:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction