copernicus l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Copernicus PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Copernicus

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 20

Copernicus - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 371 Views
  • Uploaded on

Copernicus. T J Osler. Nicolaus Copernicus  (February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543). Universe has 8 spheres Sun is motionless at center Stars on the outermost sphere Each planet has its own sphere Moon revolves in its sphere around the earth Earth rotates daily.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Copernicus' - Audrey


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
copernicus

Copernicus

T J Osler

slide4
Universe has 8 spheres
  • Sun is motionless at center
  • Stars on the outermost sphere
  • Each planet has its own sphere
  • Moon revolves in its sphere around the earth
  • Earth rotates daily
slide5
For theological and philosophical reasons All orbits must be perfect circles
  • Required epicycles to account for deviations in motion of planets
slide6

Nicolaus Copernicus was born on 19 February 1473 in a house on St. Anne's Street (now Copernicus Street) in the city of Toruń (Thorn). Toruń, situated on the Vistula River, a region of the Kingdom of Poland

slide7

In 1491 Copernicus enrolled at the Kraków Academy (now Jagiellonian University), where he probably first encountered astronomy with Professor Albert Brudzewski. Astronomy soon fascinated him, and he began collecting a large library on the subject

slide10
Revolutionibus is his major work
  • Required decades of labor
  • Incorporates over a thousand years of observations
  • 330 folio pages
  • 100 pages of tables
  • Over 2000 tabulated numbers
slide11
De Revolutionibus is dedicated to Pope Paul III
  • Argues that mathematics, not physics, should be the basis for understanding and accepting his new theory.
  • De revolutionibus is divided into 6 books
slide12
Book I: General vision of heliocentric theory
  • Book II: Principles of spherical astronomy and a star list
  • Book III: Apparent movements of the sun
  • Book IV: Moon and its orbital movements.
  • Book V and VI: How to calculate the positions of astronomical objects
slide14
Forward implied that the whole work might be only a bold speculation.
  • At the time of publication many assumed that Copernicus had written the foreword.
  • Copernicus' friends, were furious when they saw the preface to the first edition, because it diminished the historic breakthrough that De revolutionibus was.
  • In fact, it was Lutheran philosopher Andreas Osiander who wrote and inserted the infamous foreword.