Scientific Revolution: Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, And Newton

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“Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof”. This had been what motivated Copernicus to discover the greatest finding of his time. Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton went ahead and contradicted many theories that is well known in their time. Fear and uncertainty had kept some of them from letting others in on their new foundings. Afraid that their theories were going to be shut down and not accepted at all, as they would contradict many of the theories that had already been greatly accepted by everyone. In the scientific revolution the…show more content…
The Heliocentric theory was developed once Copernicu realized that the Geocentric theory had defied certain ancient views, as well as realizing that it was far to complicated for his taste. Once conducting his research he had discovered that the earth was not at all in the center of the universe, “The eyes are witness that the heaven revolve in the space of twenty-four hours. But certain men, either from the love of novelty, or to make a display of ingenuity, have conclude that the earth moves and they maintain that neither the eighth sphere [of the fixed stars] nor the sun revolves...”. It was then discovered that the earth was not in the center and in its place was the sun, with it following Mercury, Venus, Earth; with the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. In contradiction, of Ptolemy's Geocentric system which consisted of the earth in the center, followed by the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Firmament, Crystalline Sphere, Prime mover and Empyrean Heaven. Nonetheless, these finding were discovered, and put into Copernicus book, On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres, they were not out until before his death. With the fear of being embarrassed by other astronomers Copernicus book was not published until May 1543, before his death. After the people got a taste of these findings many questions had risen such as…show more content…
The start of all his ideas was when he was forced to return to Woolsthorpe for more than a year, “In those days I was in the prime of my life for invention and minded mathematics and philosophy more than at any time since”. Moreover, with all this inspiration flowing through Newton he came across the finding of his greatest work. The three laws of motion, Henceforth, with only one law he was capable of determining all things that went into the motion of the universe. Newton's first law; Every object continues in a state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless deflected by a force. Newton’s second law of motion; The rate of change of motion of an object is proportional to the force acting on it. The last Newton law acknowledges that every action must have an equal and opposing equation. In the end, Newton’s findings were a good amount of what changed people's view of the
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