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Unformatted text preview: Aristarchus believed earth revolved around sun, figured out distance to sun and moon Eudoxus built on Plato (was his student), thought up system to account for retrograde motion o Aristotle adopted Eudoxus model, eventually fell out of favor with astronomers Hipparchus proposes epicycle system Ptolemy really gave a run down on the epicycle theory in the Almagest o Used two other methods: eccentrics off center...
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- Fall '11
- Scientific Revolution