Frank Jewett qtd. Ellipses as in the original. Kevles, The Physicists, Indeed Newton's theories left a permanent mark on humanity.
Why are there 7 colors in the rainbow?
Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
Was Newton gay? Newton was a weird dude, certainly. As John Mace said. Buggering was an accepted practice in Merry Old England. In fact, it was pretty much frowned upon, and, in theory, at least, punishable by death.
Newton also made seminal contributions to optics , and shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus. In Principia , Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that formed the dominant scientific viewpoint until it was superseded by the theory of relativity. Newton used his mathematical description of gravity to derive Kepler's laws of planetary motion , account for tides , the trajectories of comets , the precession of the equinoxes and other phenomena, eradicating doubt about the Solar System 's heliocentricity.
He is well known for his work on the laws of motion , optics , gravity , and calculus. Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope in He also developed a theory of light based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the colors of the rainbow.