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Cole RobinsonAstronomy 5Chapter 2 Questions 1-1809/23/141. Describe at least three characteristics of Greek thinking that helped pave the way for the developmentof modern science.
2. What do we mean by a model of nature? Summarize the development of the Greek geocentric model,from Thales through Ptolemy.
3. What is apparent retrograde motion, and why was it so difficult to explain with the geocentric model?
4. Who first proposed the idea that earth is a planet orbiting the Sun, and when? Why didn’t this modelgain wide acceptance in ancient Greece?

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Term
Spring
Professor
Simon P. Balm
Tags
General Relativity, Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Heliocentrism, History of astronomy

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