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11/17/05 - History Notes * Skepticism towards Copernicus' heliocentric theory - some aspects were proved to be true, some were proved inaccurate * One of the first to become skeptical about part of Copernicus' Theory - Tycho Brahe - 1546- 1601 - Took issue on the part that stated that all objects orbited the sun in perfect circular orbits -- disputed the exact circular orbits * Johann Kepler - German scientist - He is the one that actually proved that the orbits were ellipses, not circular - abstract mathematical figure - the closer the planet was to the sun, the faster it orbited * Galileo 1564-1642 - Given credit for improving the telescope - made it more powerful - determined that the moon had a rough, mountainous surface - saw spots on the sun, discovered that Jupiter had moons - still unsure about stars, suns * Galileo - Inertia - Galileo's law of falling bodies - considering bodies in motion - objects fall with an increasing velocity according to a mathematical formula * Newton brought Keplar and Copernicus together - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST-MASH AP Europea taught by Professor Achenbach during the Fall '06 term at Allegheny.

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