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Western Civ Notes 9.19.11 - Scientific Revolution o Natural Philosophy Branch of philosophy that deals with the natural world The study of the physical world Dealt with a lot of experiments o Physics and Astronomy Copernicus Polish priest and astronomer Proposes the idea that we should use a theoretical model that the earth moves o Retrograde motion Aristotelian Model o Geocentric theory Copernican model o Heliocentric theory Gradually gets more support among other astronomers Tycho Brahe Spends 40 years making very minute observations amount the movement of the planets and stars Johannes Kepler Laws of Planetary motion o Calculates that the planets aren’t moving in perfect spherical orbits but ellipsis o Speed at which planets move is inversely related to how close it is to the sun o Builds a mathematically precise model to predict the motion of the planets based on the heliocentric model Galileo Galilei Astronomer and physicists

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