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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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 322D taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas.
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- Scientific Revolution