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Unformatted text preview: First true quantitative/mathematical model of universe Galileo (15641642)First to use a telescope for astronomyDiscovered 4 moons of Jupiter o Disproved Ptolemaic model once and for allObserved sunspots o Saw sun wasnt perfect sphere (changes)Published The Starry Messenger Newton (16421721)First real physicistLaw of Universal Gravitation o Explained why the planets orbit the sun o Keplers laws are direct consequence of gravitationWrote The Principia (first physics text)First physical model of universe based on physical laws Einstein (18791955)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
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 Gravity

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