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Scientific Revolution

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Scientific Revolution
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.
Born February 19, 1943.
Went to the University of Padua.


Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy.
Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.
Born December 31, 1514.
Isaac Newton
English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
3rd law : For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
2nd law : Force equals mass x acceleration.
Claudius Ptolemy
Greek astronomer and mathematician who based his astronomy on the belief that all heavenly bodies revolved around Earth.
Ptolemy's model of the solar system endured until the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the heavenly bodies in the solar system orbited the Sun.
Known as one of the most influential Greek astronomers and geographers of his time.
Geocentric
Having or representing the earth as the center, as in former astronomical systems.
Most religious leaders believed in this.
The fact that the orbits of the planets about the Sun are ellipses became known as Kepler's first law.
HelioCentric
having or representing the sun as the center, as in the accepted astronomical model of the solar system.
Most religious leaders hated this belief stating that it was unholy.
Many religious leaders believed that the Earth was at the center because God created the Earth to be perfect for man kind.

Johannes Kepler
German astronomer and mathematician who is considered the founder of celestial mechanics.
He was first to accurately describe the elliptical orbits of Earth and the planets around the Sun and demonstrated that planets move fastest when they are closest to the Sun.
Best known for his laws of planetary motion.
Almost Done!
Leeuwenhoek
Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles
He is commonly known as "The Father of Microbiology"
Considered to be the first Microbiologist.

Galileo Galilei
Italian astronomer and mathematician.
First to use telescope to study the stars.
Discovered that different weights descend at the same rate.
By Nick Daniels :)
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Scientific Revolution
- The scientific revolution refers to the rapid advances in European scientific, mathematical, and political though.
- It was based on a new philosophy of empiricism and a faith in progress that defined Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- All 7 of the men I listed were all contributors to the Scientific Revolution.
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