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Transcript of Johannes Kepler
Sophia Plew Johannes Kepler Born: 1571, inWeil der Stadt, Germany
Died: 1630, in Ratisbon, Germany Significant Contributions Unusual Facts Scientific Impact Kepler's Beliefs Bibliography Kepler invented the three laws of planetary motion.
1. The orbit of any planet is an ellipse with the sun at one focus.
2. The line joining a planet and the sun sweeps out equal areas in equal amounts of time.
3. The ratio of the squares of the periods of any two planets is equal to the ratio of the cubes of their mean differences from the sun. 1. Kepler was born prematurely.
2. He discovered a "key" to the solar system.
3. He wrote a book called Mystirium Cosmographicum or better known as Secrets of the Universe.
4. He was the first to explain how the human eye functions. Many beliefs and trials impacted Kepler's life and his contributions to science
1. Kepler was an unorthodox Lutheran and kept his faith in scripture as inspiration for his scientific research
2. Religious convictions made Kepler want to discover the relationship between the physical and the spiritual
3. Kepler had little favor with the Catholic church and Lutheran's would not allow him to be a part of the church because of his sympathy towards Calvinists. These persecutions lead Kepler to relocate several times throughout his life 1. Kepler wrote the first book of optics and advanced the field of study by describing the vision process for humans.
2. He discovered the foundation for measuring galactic and stellar distances; the inverse square law of light.
3. Kepler lead the path for Newton's gravitational law by his idea that planets moved by an unseen force.
4. New precedents were set by Kepler for high mathematical accuracy and the importance of a hypothesis. McCutcheon, Scott, and Bobbi McCutcheon. "Kepler, Johannes." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 22 Oct. 2012.
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