Johannes Kepler and Planetary Motion
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution,
he is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi,
and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation.
During his career, Kepler was a mathematics teacher at a seminary school in Graz, Austria, where he became an associate of Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg.
Later he became an assistant to astronomer Tycho Brahe, and eventually the imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolf II and his two successors Matthias and
Ferdinand II. He was also a mathematics teacher in Linz, Austria, and an adviser to General Wallenstein. Additionally, he did fundamental work in
the field of optics, invented an improved version of the refracting telescope (the Keplerian Telescope), and mentioned the telescopic discoveries of
his contemporary Galileo Galilei. (from wikipedia.org)
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Johannes Kepler - wikipedia Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion. |
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Kepler Author: Walter W. Bryant. Subject: Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). Publisher: London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge; New York, The Macmillan company. Book contributor: University of California Libraries. |
The Martyrs of Science; or The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler Author: David Brewster, 1781-1868. Subject: Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642; Tycho Brahe, 1546-1601; Johannes Kepler, 1571-1630. Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries. |
An Account of the Astronomical Discoveries of Kepler Author: Robert Small, 1732-1808. Subject: Johannes Kepler (1571-1630); Astronomy. Publisher: London : Printed for J. Mawman. Book Contributor: Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. |
Harmonies of the World By Johannes Kepler; Translated by Charles Glenn Wallis. Johannes Kepler published Harmonies of the World in 1619. This was the summation of his theories about celestial correspondences, ... |
The Harmony of the World Keplers Mind as seen through his Harmony of the World is here and ready to be rediscovered by the members of all future generations! |