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AuthorStephenson, Bruce. author
TitleKepler's Physical Astronomy [electronic resource] / by Bruce Stephenson
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1987
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8737-4
Descript VIII, 218 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Kepler's Physical Astronomy is an account of Kepler's reformulation of astronomy as a physical science, and of his successful use of (incorrect) physics as a guide in his astronomical discoveries. It presents the only reliable account of the internal logic of Kepler's so-called first and second laws, showing how and to what extent Kepler thought he had derived them from his physical principles. It explains for the first time Kepler's attempt to use an obscure discovery of Tycho Brahe to unify and confirm all of his own physical theories. It also describes the intricate (and neglected) theory which Kepler developed to account for the additional anomalies needed for the theory of the moon


CONTENT

1. Introduction -- 2. Mysterium Cosmographicum -- 3. Astronomia nova -- 4. Epitome of Copernican Astronomy -- 5. Kepler and the Development of Modern Science


Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics general



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