Isaac Newton Inventions

Sir Isaac Newton is recognized as one of the greatest geniuses to have ever lived.

Isaac Newton inventions have quite literally made a profound impact on science, mathematics, gravitation astronomy, optics and chemistry.

Issac Newton’s inventions span a vast area of subjects and sciences. I will briefly speak about a few Isaac Newton Inventions that made the most impact on the world as we know it.

Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope (also called the Newtonian telescope), which makes use of mirrors in order to reflect and enhance light onto a particular surface. Whenever you see images of planets, moons, or solar systems you can thank Isaac Newton for the work he did in making this happen. Based on the reflecting telescope, Newton invented a color system or theory that explained why light becomes split into a variety of colors when passing through a mirror or transparent object.

Another Isaac Newton invention is what is known as the Calculus (another mathematician known at Gottfried Leibniz also worked on the calculus during this time). The calculus is a complex mathematical theoretical system that is today used in abstract mathematics, astronomy, geometry, financial mathematics and statistics. Also in mathematics, Newton invented what is popularly known as Newton’s method, which aids math boffins to approximate the roots of functions.

Issac Newton didn’t ‘invent’ the law of gravity, but he certainly discovered it and was able to explain it mathematically. He also studied gravitation in relation to planets and the universe, and invented a way to explain what is known as the ‘law of universal gravitation’ and most famously the ‘laws of motion’. It’s unlikely an apple ever hit Newton’s head, but he used the anecdote of watching apples fall from trees as what sparked his interest in gravity.