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Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) He thought Polemy’s model was contrived Yet he believed in circular motion De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium
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Copernicus’ Heliocentric Model Sun is at center Earth orbits like any other planet Inferior planet orbits are smaller Retrograde motion occurs when we “lap” Mars & the other superior planets
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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) First man to point a telescope at the sky wanted to connect physics on earth with the heavens Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems [written in Italian] This book got him in trouble with the Church!
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“Eppur si muove. ..” “And yet it moves. ..”
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Galileo’s Observations • Galileo saw shadows cast by the mountains on the Moon. • He observed craters. • The Moon had a landscape; it was a “place”, not a perfect heavenly body.
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• Galileo discovered that Jupiter had four moons of its own. • Jupiter was the center of its
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course PHYS 133 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Delaware.

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