Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World

Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World

by Johannes Kepler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573920363

ISBN-13: 9781573920360

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Prometheus Books

The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican heliocentric theory of the universe with his three laws of motion: that the planets move not in circular but elliptical orbits, that their speed is greatest when nearest the sun, and that the sun and planets form an integrated

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The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican heliocentric theory of the universe with his three laws of motion: that the planets move not in circular but elliptical orbits, that their speed is greatest when nearest the sun, and that the sun and planets form an integrated system. This volume contains two of his most important works: The Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (books 4 and 5 of which are translated here) is a textbook of Copernican science, remarkable for the prominence given to physical astronomy and for the extension to the Jovian system of the laws recently discovered to regulate the motions of the Planets. Harmonies of the World (book 5 of which is translated here) expounds an elaborate system of celestial harmonies depending on the varying velocities of the planets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920360
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
983,074
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.60(d)

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