Study Guide Chapter 16

Study Guide Chapter 16 - History 152 Study Guide: Chapter...

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History 152 Study Guide: Chapter 16 The Scientific Revolution Identifications: 1. Nicolaus Copernicus : Time and Place Polish Cleric (1473-1543) Description Published the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, which proposed the center of the universe was not earth but sun; based on observation and mathematics; refuted geocentric model, replaced with heliocentric model. Significance/Importance Was the first major challenge to the old astronomy, however this was not widely accepted because it was not understandable to all. 2. Tycho Brahe : Time and Place Denmark; Danish astronomer (1546-1601) Description Accepted argument of Copernicus, but insisted that the sun continued to revolve around the earth; extensive empirical observation; remained a geo-centrist Significance used direct observation 3. Johannes Kepler : Time and Place Germany (1571-1630) Description Astronomer/Mathematician used Brahe’s data to confirm mathematical support that the central position of the sun in
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