Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that formed the dominant scientific viewpoint until it was superseded by the theory of relativity.
The most important laws he ‘formulated’ that have a day to day effect to understand ourselves are the laws of motion.
His first ‘law’ of motion can be expressed in many different ways, examples:
- A stationary object with no outside force will not move.
- With no outside forces, a moving object will not stop.
- An object at rest stays at rest.