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Unformatted text preview: property. He lures keeper in by offering some of this information. Kepler goes to work as one of his assistance and tycho dies. Kepler takes his place as scientist for the ruler. Kepler had been assigned to solve the motion of mars. Its motions were the most variable Hard to fit with epicycles and eccentrics. Kepler says he can solve it in 8 days and then 8 years later he has a solution. Any of the other planets you can fit the motions of the other planets just using perfect circular motion. The motion of mars is more elliptical. Kepler published his findings in the Astronomia nova "new astronomy." Said it was based on causation. Not just mathematical, but had causes. He identified the sun as the moving agent. He's thinking about the sun thats at the center and is a kind of motor of the planetary system. The sun is the largest, its glowing, providing heat and light and motion. Galileo discovers sun turning on axis reinforces this idea as sun is the driving wheel of the sun....
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- Fall '11
- Scientific Revolution