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By Bruce Stephenson

From Hipparchus and Ptolemy within the historic international, via Copernicus and Brahe within the 16th century, astronomers had used geometrical types to offer a kinematic account of the events of the sunlight, moon, and planets. Johannes Kepler revolutionized this so much historical of sciences by way of being the 1st to appreciate astronomy as part of physics. by means of heavily and obviously reading the texts of Kepler's nice astronomical works, particularly the Astronomia nova of 1609, Bruce Stephenson demonstrates the significance of Kepler's actual principles--principles referred to now to be "incorrect"--in the construction of his first legislation of planetary motion.

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