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AP Euro Scientific Revolution and Natural Philosophers and Europe 1686 - 1740

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Chapter 14 Scientific Revolution - ?Natural philosophers? - Process that established new view of universe - Changes EVERYTHING - Defining characteristic of modern Western civilization - Astronomy - A) Copernicus (1493-1543) - ?On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres? 1543 - Prior thought - geocentric - Ptolemy and Aristotle - Earth centered - Heavens ? planets ? sun + moon ? earth - Heliocentric - Sun centered - No new evidence - B) Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) - Body of astronomical data - Moon + sun around earth - other planets around sun - C) Kepler (1571-1630) - Combine Copernicus + Brah?s data - Conclude - sun centered universe - Elliptical orbit (not circular) - No explanation as to why - D) Galileo (1564-1642) - Telescope
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