# Albert Einstein Vs Isaac Newton

The names Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton are synonymous with many people in all walks of life. They are considered two of the greatest scientists of all time.

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 15, 1955) was a German physicist. His contributions to Physics began in 1905 which include: the explanation of Brownian motion in terms of molecules, the explanation of the photoelectric effect in quantum terms in which he received a Nobel Prize, and the Special Theory of Relativity which has become an important Modern Physics tool. He also developed the Theory of General Relativity which was more accurate than Newton’s.

Albert Einstein’s equation E = mc² (Energy = mass times the speed of light squared) paved the way for the creation of the first atomic bomb. Although he condemned its use, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the plan for a total effort on the atomic bomb. By the first week of August 1945, the two bombs “The Little Boy” (Hiroshima Bomb) and “The Fat Man” (Nagasaki Bomb) were already dropped, making history. Einstein regretted what his invention had caused. He was considered one of the fathers of the atomic bomb.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, alchemist, and natural philosopher. He was considered the greatest genius the world has ever known. His works in optics, gravitation and movement, the corpuscular theory of light represents the greatest achievement of the time.

In his written study entitled Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica which was published in 1687, he described the three laws of motion and universal gravitation. Johannes Kepler’s discovery of the three fundamental laws of planetary motion, which Copernican theory described, was only understood when Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravitation and motion. He also described the principles of conservation of momentum and angular momentum.

Newton invented the reflecting telescope and developed a theory of color based on his observation that a prism decomposes with light into a visible spectrum. He formulated a law of cooling and studied the speed of sound. This great scientist also proved the Generalized Binomial Theorem, which developed the “Newton’s Method”. He also shared credits in the development of calculus with Gottfried von Leibniz.

Sir Isaac Newton also devised a numerical equation to verify his ideas about gravity. He called it the inverse square law of attraction, which states that the force of gravity is related to the inverse square of the distance between the two objects.

The year 1666 was the peak of Newton’s achievements. He has this crucial experiment that became his most famous experiment, the experimentum crucis. This proved the theory of the composition of light. This explains that a selected color coming out of the first prism cannot be separated by the second prism. He then came to the conclusion that white light is a heterogeneous mixture of different refrangible rays and that the colors of the spectrum cannot be individually modified by themselves, but are original and innate properties. Newton has failed in his dynamics experiments in three time periods; first during the plague in 1664-1666, the investigations of 1679-1680 and the period 1684-1687. His masterpieces were written in three different books. He also did other research in alchemy and science. However, some historians were neglecting their unscientific writings.

Before his death, Newton had rejected the sacrament. The reason for this gesture was believed to be because it was unitary.