What scientific tools did Isaac Newton invent?
I hope this is helpful Bill Crawley,Reference Librarian,
Illinois Central College Isaac Newton
Anonymous. Contemporary Review. Cheam: Apr 2004.
Vol. 284, Iss. 1659; pg. 253, 1 pgs Isaac Newton. James Gleick.
Fourth Estate. £15.00. xii + 289 pages. ISBN 0-00-716317-7. The
author is in no doubt that Newton 'discovered more of the essential
core of human knowledge than anyone before or after'. He was 'the
chief architect of the modern world. He answered the ancient
philosophical riddles of light and motion, and he effectively
discovered gravity'. He invented calculus and physics. 'What Newton
learned remains the essence of what we know, as if by our own
intuition'. Yet he was an isolated, reclusive man; he published
almost nothing; he was fascinated by the occult; he devoted much
time to alchemy and unorthodox theology; he knew the place of
chaotic forces in life even though his theories are referred to as
'Newton's laws', he died a wealthy man but intestate. In our own
day, Mr Gleick argues, Einstein did not overturn Newton's work but
'buttressed and extended' it. The author excels in describing his
hero's life in the context of the age in which he lived and he
shows that Newton the man was not simply the embodiment of the
scientific legacy he left: Newton was, he argues, no Newtonian. In
this well-rounded biography Mr Gleick also shows how Newton's
discoveries and methods continue to shape our world today.