Newton received his Master of Arts degree inbefore he was In this same book the following entry made by Newton himself, many years afterwards, gives a further account of the nature of his work during the period when he was an undergraduate: July 4, The Corpuscular Theory.
Numerous anecdotes survive from this period about Newton's absent-mindedness as a fledging farmer and his lackluster performance as a student.
Though Newton graduated without honors or distinctions, his efforts won him the title of scholar and four years of financial support for future education. Others criticised the experiments, saying that the length of the spectrum was never more than three and a half times the breadth[ clarification needed ], whereas Newton found it to be five times the breadth.
Newton knew the answer, due to his concentrated work for the past six years, and replied, "An ellipse. London, England English scientist and mathematician Isaac Newton was an English scientist and mathematician.
His studies had impressed the Lucasian professor Isaac Barrowwho was more anxious to develop his own religious and administrative potential he became master of Trinity two years later ; in Newton succeeded him, only one year after receiving his MA.