HIST 1112 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Pendulum Clock, Scientific Revolution, Antoine Lavoisier

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Hist 1112 lecture 10 scientific revolution. Newtonism view of universe: universe operates in fixed, unchanging natural laws that could be known by man, newton: first to determine primary colors, developed three laws of motion, calculus. Challenged aristotle"s and ptolemy"s view that earth was center of universe: kepler. Planets have elliptical orbits and used math and observation to create three new laws (laws of planetary motion: brahe. Used an observatory with a telescope to discover locations of planets. Galileo (wrong, but important: supported new views of the universe and put under house arrest by catholic church. Impact: established man"s sense of his own importance. New discoveries made by individuals, led to great optimism for the future, showed humans" potential: scientific academies. Availability of printing press and meeting of scientist aided publication of new truth. Use of math/geometry for creation of gardens.

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