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Kepler's Physical Astronomy

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From Hipparchus and Ptolemy in the ancient world, through Copernicus and Brahe in the 16th century, astronomers had used geometrical models to give a kinematic account of the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets. Johannes Kepler revolutionized this most ancient of sciences by being the first to understand astronomy as a part of physics. By closely analyzing the texts of Kepler's great astronomical works, in particular the "Astronomia nova" of 1609, Bruce Stephenson demonstrates the importance of Kepler's physical principles - principles now known to be "incorrect" - in the creation of his first two laws of planetary motion.

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Author(s):
Stephenson, Bruce
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0691036527
ISBN-13:
9780691036526
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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From Hipparchus and Ptolemy in the ancient world, through Copernicus and Brahe in the 16th century, astronomers had used geometrical models to give a kinematic account of the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets. Johannes Kepler revolutionized this most ancient of sciences by being the first to understand astronomy as a part of physics. By closely analyzing the texts of Kepler's great astronomical works, in particular the "Astronomia nova" of 1609, Bruce Stephenson demonstrates the importance of Kepler's physical principles - principles now known to be "incorrect" - in the creation of his first two laws of planetary motion.

Author(s):
Stephenson, Bruce
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0691036527
ISBN-13:
9780691036526
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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