Week 4 Discussion - Drawing on the past work by Ptolemy and...

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Drawing on the past work by Ptolemy and Aristotle to accurately depict the universe, Copernicusproposed a controversial heliocentric model which challenged the long-accepted concept of the Earth’sposition in the universe.His model depicted the relationship between the sun and the planets based ontheir distance apart and size of orbits [Rab15].Copernicus’ work was one of the main factors that led tothe start of the Scientific Revolution.The Scientific Revolution pitted scientists, philosophers andmathematicians in vigorous debate with theologians over the construct of nature.Copernicus’ work wasadvanced by Tycho Brache and Johannes Kepler. Brache contributed through his development ofinstruments which improved the accuracy of angular measurements. His work passed to Kepler whodeveloped intelligible mathematical rules that proved each planet’s orbit was directly proportional to its
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