Isaac Newton lived between 1642 and 1727 in England. He was born prematurely, and in the same year that his father died and according to the expectations of many, he was not expected to survive (Gleick 4). His mother was remarried leaving him behind with his grandmother at the age of three. At the age of thirteen, Newton joined a school in Grantham where he was fascinated by chemical. He had the idea of getting back home at the age of seventeen to look after the farm. Newton was a total failure in the farm, and his mother sent him to college through the insight of his brother. He went to college in 1661but was not supported by his mother financially. He managed through cleaning rooms for his colleagues for pay. In 1664, he got a scholar that guaranteed him financial support for four years. Plague spread all over Europe and led to the closure of the university in 1665 during the summers. Never the less, Newton had to go back to his family, where he reflected on problems in physic and mathematics for two years. That duration helped Newton understand mathematics, the theory of gravity and theory of optics.
In 1669, Borrow tried to promote Newton's achievements in mathematics. He sent the "De analysis" a test of Newton to Collins in London (Gleick 167). Borrow told Collins that Newton had set methods of getting dimension of magnitude. Borrow knew that this action would lead to Newton's recognition in mathematics. He made all the necessary efforts in making Newton recognized. He even resigned his Lucasian chair for Newton to be the successor. In 1684, Newton was able to summarize his discoveries through mathematical principles. He was able to solve problems that had challenged Edmond, Christopher, and Robert, which was impressive (Newton 11). This was after Edmond visited Newton to give him the challenging problem for his to solve. His theory of the equation was substantiated by the universal arithmetic that he wrote. Additionally, Newton was able to write papers based on calculus, analytical geometry, and curves (Newton 31). Most of his work at that time was not published at that time. Cambridge vice-chancellor was elected to look at Newton's work. He was able to make entire collection of Newton's work that he carried back from his visit.
Never the less, Newton became a successful man in the field of mathematics. The rest of his life from1699 until when he met his death in 1727 was spent tackling problems in mathematics that challenged other mathematicians. Newton influenced much in all branches of mathematics. Mathematics is an abstract of science that deals quantity, numbers, and space in describing posed problems. Newton was significant in providing solutions to major problems that had challenged other professional (Gleick 217). He was able to solve problems within the shortest time and provide the answers. He provided simplified methods that were easy to solve problems in mathematics. He also provided a clear way of searching for understanding of different issues in life since mathematics provided such answers.
The area of objects was determined only on three dimension ones. Newton discovered how other objects such as those with curves would also be determined. The area of curved objects became easy and possible to determine (Newton 157). He became famous for solving contemporary problems for drawing tangents to curves in analytical geometry. He invented methods of resolving curvature problems above his discovery of problems being opposite of each other. He helped in making mathematics fun and enjoyable. Through Newton discoveries, it became possible to determine any rate of change of a physical quantity based on another physical quantity.
Additionally, his theory of gravity, calculus, and laws of motion helped in the invention of modern technology. Newton conceived method of fluxion the so-called infinitesimal calculus, which was among the many discoveries that led to his Principia publication. Newton's mathematical principals were natural philosophies that helped many philosophers to advance their augments (Newton 587). His philosophy was important to scientist and philosophers. The study of Isaac Newton and his theories is necessary for study. His theories help in having the bases to understand most of the methods in solving mathematical problems. The same theories give an insight in understanding the logic in the formulas that are used. Knowing how a scholar came up with his precise method of solving problems helps in understanding mathematics in a clear perspective. Therefore, it becomes easy to solve problems even when they are twisted away from what one expects from time to time. This is because deriving the necessary formulas is not a problem.
In conclusion, Newton is an influential person who was able to achieve his dreams and passion through handwork. He did not lose his focus even when the plague made his university to be closed. He used that time to learn and understand mathematical problems. He was able to discover and invent other methods of solving these problems. Additionally, Newton did not get financial support from his mother but managed to go through his studies. He should be an inspirational to every person with a dream. People should learn to take advantage of difficulties and other challenges to build their character. On the other side, challenges should help people to build their dreams and learn to stand any obstacle. Newton was an achiever who up to date inspires people, and this should create an insight for everybody today.