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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres

On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres The Ptolemaic system of the universe with the earth at the center had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy science and church teaching Following his observations of the heavenl

  • Title: On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
  • Author: Nicholas Copernicus
  • ISBN: 9781573920353
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 1543 abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of HeaThe Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 1543 abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.

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    1. The Earth is Spherical, Small, Mobile (triply so), Certainly Not the Center of the Universe, and thus imperfect from now on.Having said that, so far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from Science, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it. Farewell.

    2. Thanks for starting the Copernican revolution which greatly impacted the scientific revolution and thereby completely changed our world views. We wouldn't be where we are today without you.

    3. It wasn’t until some 70 years later, helped by Galileo‘s stubbornness, that the heliocentric universe posited by Copernicus’ book resulted in the Roman Catholic Church decree that heliocentrism was heresy. Copernicus expressed his fear of this reaction, or more likely the scorn of the mathematical community, in his Preface and Dedication to Pope Paul III. With great humility, he submitted the work as a life-long product of observation and study. Despite his fears of discarding a thousand y [...]

    4. Even if one has trouble following Copernicus in his proofs, there is something undoubtedly sublime about reading his book, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. To watch as a 1200 year old geocentric planetary system is dismantled is amazing in itself. But like I mentioned, the text is difficult to follow. The reader will be up for multiple problems if he or she hasn't read Euclid or Ptolemy. I skipped Ptolemy myself, but my exposure to Euclid helped. If one bypasses the Almagest then it i [...]

    5. torun, polska 19 feb 1473 - 1543 frauenburg, deutschland1543Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1995Charles Glenn Wallis, transnius: gathered together the observations before him, and interpreted them in leaps of deduction (and mathematics); the method of genius simple; the leaps astronomicalGENIUS

    6. In De Revolutionibus (1543), Copernicus published his ground breaking heliocentric theory.During the first millennium, astronomers and theologians used the Ptolemaic system, which in essence consisted of this:1. The earth is in the centre of the cosmos.2. All planets, moon and sun revolve in orbits around the earth - this they do in cristalline spheres.3. The outer cirstalline sphere contains all the stars.To accord for all the discrepancies (for example: some planets, like Venus, have a retrogr [...]

    7. Read this in college for a class. I wouldn't say i remember much of it. I didn't exactly go out of my way to read it.

    8. You can feel his fear of the devil worshipping christians in the beginning. His use of logic is just awesome.

    9. Back in high school, I had a Physics teacher who said that everyone should read the great classics once. His definition of classics were different than most English teachers. While he still includes the great works of literature, he also recommended religious texts (the Bible, the Koran, etc.) and the great works of science.When I saw this series in my local library I was reminded of him and thought that it would be a great way to start reading some of those classics.Copernicus' masterwork is de [...]

    10. Copernicus writes of the heliocentric theory of the sun. A theory that eventually came to be accepted as fact even throughout all of the controversy. Published on his deathbed, Copernicus never got to see the results of the can of worms he opened.In any case, there is no real prose, and most of the book is dense mathematical proofs and theorems developed from Euclid's Elements. It really hasn't aged well, but Copernicus and astronomers in general kept fantastic records of calendar dates. The rea [...]

    11. [BUKAN REVIEW] Err, lebih dari separuhnya berupa pembuktian matematis terkait judul, jadi saya 'simply' melompati saja bagian itu karena sudah pernah ngutak-ngatik sampe mumet waktu kuliah dulu, haha. Sebenarnya waktu minjam buku ini sekitar semingguan yang lalu sama sekali belum tau/dengar soal kisruh penganut Bumi-datar yang muncul lagi. Saya ngambil buku ini dari rak perpus cuma karena pengen ada buku klasik aja dari beberapa buku yang saya pinjam. Oh ya, kita harus pernah dong baca sumber as [...]

    12. I'm certainly Intrigued about how our planet works out of our sight, so giving a chance to this wild author, plus astronomer, will make your life a little bit easier to understand why we're not the center of the universe, supporting every sustancial idea in maths (mostly geometry) to be exact/precise on every of his word. Reader, this is not a contest about getting into Cop's ideas but to analice them and also, why not, learn about geometry a little.

    13. Copernicus wrote this in the teeth of hostility from the Catholic Church which stuck to biblical description rather than truth- where have we heard that before. Copernicus had no computers or calculators and his only equipment was an astrolabe yet he managed to do all these calculations manually. A true genius

    14. "Paradigm shift from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which positioned the Earth at the center of the galaxy, compared to the heliocentric model which has the Sun at the center of the Solar System."

    15. Ben ikna oldum; dünya ve diğer gök cisimleri güneşin etrafında dönüyor. Kitabın büyük bir kısmının karmaşık geometrik hesaplardan oluştuğunu hatırlatayım.

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