research product . 2013

The birth of modern astronomy

Wolfe, David;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: University of Cape Town
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
by Emeritus Professor David Wolfe, University of New Mexico and visiting lecturer, Physics Department, UCT. Professor Wolfe explores the foundations of astronomy, beginning with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Babylonians, to the early modern period and the works of Brahe, Kepler, Copernicus and Newton in condifying the mathematical and theoretical models that underpin modern astronomy.
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free text keywords: astronomy, history, Johannes Kepler, Nicholas Copernicus, Science, Tycho Brahe
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  • NEANIAS Space Research Community
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