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Unformatted text preview: -First true quantitative/mathematical model of universe Galileo (1564-1642)-First to use a telescope for astronomy-Discovered 4 moons of Jupiter o Disproved Ptolemaic model once and for all-Observed sunspots o Saw sun wasnt perfect sphere (changes)-Published The Starry Messenger Newton (1642-1721)-First real physicist-Law of Universal Gravitation o Explained why the planets orbit the sun o Keplers laws are direct consequence of gravitation-Wrote The Principia (first physics text)-First physical model of universe based on physical laws Einstein (1879-1955)-Special Relativity (1905) o Explained motion at high speeds o General relativity of gravity...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PHY 115 taught by Professor Weinbeck during the Spring '09 term at BC.
- Spring '09