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Unformatted text preview: was in motion with all the other planets (moving platform that spins on its axis, with constant varying velocity and an unknown center). 8. How many pages did Keplers calculations total? Over 900 pages 9. Describe the position of Mars when it is in opposition? In line with the sun and earth; Seen from either the earth or the sun, the position of mars is the same. 10. A Parabola is a conic section with eccentricity equal to 1. 11. What career did Kepler turn to during the war to support his family? Fled to city to city and collected old debts; cast patrons astrological charts. 12. What determines the value of a scientific idea? Lies in whether the idea is fruitful, leads us to new ideas and progress....
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course PHYS 2425 taught by Professor Sherman during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.
- Spring '08