Scientific Revolution

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  • Period: Jan 19, 1500 to

    Scientific Revolution

  • Jan 19, 1543

    Publication of the Revolutions Of the Heavenly Spheres

    Publication of the Revolutions Of the Heavenly Spheres
    Nicolaus Copernicus' work on his heliocentric theory. It rewrote Ptolemaic theory for the Eath's rotation.
  • Dec 13, 1545

    Council of Trent

    Council of Trent
    Counter reformation begins
  • Analytical Trigonometry

    Analytical Trigonometry
    Invented by Francois Viete, and was essential to the study of physics and astronomy.
  • Galileo Demonstrates the Properties of Gravity

    Galileo Demonstrates the Properties of Gravity
    Demonstrates that a 1 lb weight and a 100 lb weight that are dropped at the same moment hit the ground at the same time, proving that the rate of fall does not depend on an objects weight.
  • Galileo Publishes Messenger of the Heavens

    Galileo Publishes Messenger of the Heavens
    Describes observations of the moon's surface, and of Jupiter's moons, making the Church uncomfortable.
  • Galileo is Forced to withdraw his Theories

    Galileo is Forced to withdraw his Theories
    The Inquisition forces Galileo to sign a recantation and condemns him to house arrest for the remaining nine years of his life
  • Rene Descartes Publishes Geometry

     Rene Descartes Publishes Geometry
    Discusses how motion may be represented as a curve along a graph, defined by its relation to planes of reference.
  • Origin of Form and Qualities published

    Origin of Form and Qualities published
    Robert Boyle's work sets the foundation for the study of matter on the atomic level.
  • the Motion of Animals

    the Motion of Animals
    Published by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, applying the mechanical laws to the human organism.
  • Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

     Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    States Newton's laws of motion, forming the base of classical mechanics, also Newton's law of unversal gravitation