Monday, 18 February 2013

The Great Mathematician and Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus

The publication of Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543, is considered a major event in the history of science. It began the Copernican Revolution and contributed importantly to the rise of the ensuing Scientific Revolution.
Copernicus' heliocentric theory placed the Sun at the center of the solar system and described that system's mechanics in mathematical rather than Aristotelian terms. {Read Complete}

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