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Absolutism/ English Revolution/ The Enlightenment: includes the Scientific Revolution

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He was an English Pioneer of the Ages of Reason, who was a mathematician and physicist. He published a book called, "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy" which is also known as principia. He developed and used the scientific method during the Renaissance. He also invented and entire new kind of mathematics called calculus. In addition, he demonstrated the compound nature of what light while in the process laying the foundations of spectroscopy.
He did many experiments and made observations of objects in the physical world. One day he was observing the natural laws when an apple feel from a tree and bopped him on the head. That was when we discovered the law of gravity. Natural laws like gravity govern the universe. New ton came up with the idea that there is a force of attraction between objects that increases an object to move closer together. Newton's law of gravity keeps the planets within their orbits.
Another set of laws that newton discovered were several classical laws of motion such as the three laws of motion which govern the planetary bodies that doesn't go off in a straight line but continues in elliptical orbits around the sun, as well as the objects on earth. He wanted to understand the motion of objects and how these concepts of mass, acceleration and forces were related to each other.
In addition to laws of gravity and motion, Newton also formulated laws of universal gravitation and motion. These are laws that explain how objects move on Barth as well as outer space. He studied the behavior of light and built the first reflecting telescope.