Unit 2 Q - 2. You would want to travel during the first and...

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1. Early thinkers used things that were obviously true to draw scientific fact. This was their way of reasoning. They went off of the first principle and, in this case, the first principle was that Earth was at the center of the universe. Also, they believed that the universe was unchanging and that the Earth was imperfect and changeable. Aristotle’s conclusion was based on Plato’s logic that the sphere was perfect, that everything existed around the sphere. Earth, in this case, was the sphere. Aristotle was Plato’s student, thereby adopting many of Plato’s ideas. Ptolemy believed in Aristotle’s universe, but as a mathematician, wanted to prove it mathematically. Errors began to accumulate, which led to the Copernican Universe, the Heliocentric Universe.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. You would want to travel during the first and third-quarter moons, during the Neap tides. This is when the sun and the moon pull at right angles to each other. This means that the rise and fall of the tides is at a minimum. During spring tides, which occur during a new and a full moon, there is a much more extreme rise and fall of tides. That is to say that high tide is very high and low tide is very low. Gravity is the reason for tides. Gravity increases the closer an object is. The sun is 400 times further away from the Earth than the moon, and even though the sun is much larger than the moon, it has less of an effect on the tides than the moon. This is because of the relatively close proximity of the moon....
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course MGMT 303 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '08 term at Agnes Scott College.

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