Scientific Revolution

By rferree
  • Jan 1, 1510

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    In the year 1510, Copernicus began to write his first writing piece that introduced the idea of the Heliocentric Model. It was published sometime between 1510 and 1514. This essay he wrote is known as "Commentariolus."
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    At age 28, in the year 1572 Tycho Brahe made one of many astronomical findings that would change his life. He knew this star was not Venus, because it was too bright and in fact was so bright you could see it during the daytime. He continued to watch this star for eighteen months after initially seeing it. This star is known as a nova, an extremely event and he published his findings the next year. By 1575 he was famous throughout Europe.
  • Johann Kepler

    Johann Kepler
    In 1609 Kepler discovered his first law of motion which was, "all planets move in elliptical orbits with the Sun at one focus and the other focus empty." He was the first person to fully understand the motions of the planets around the sun. Later he went on to discover his second and third laws of motion.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    January 7 1610, Galileo found three stars rotating Jupiter. The next day he used his telescope to look at Jupiter again and this time the three stars were all to the West side of the planet opposite from last night. This proves that Copernicus' theory is in fact true.
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    William Harvey was recognized as a medical leader in his day. Most people of the day believed that food was converted into blood by the liver, then was consumed as fuel by the body but Harvey knew this was wrong. He knew because of human observations and animal dissections. In 1628 he published a book called, "An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals" which explained how blood was pumped through the body by the heart and how it recirculated.
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    Rene is often credited with being the "Father of Modern Philosoply" and he was a French mathmatician, scientist and philosopher. Starting in 1637 Descartes began to publish his findings and thoughts beginning with a volume of three essays about geometry, dioptrics and meteors. His last major work was in 1649 called "Passions of the Soul"
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    in 1686, Isaac Newton, presented his three laws of motion in the "Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis." The laws are shown above, and the application of these laws to aerodynamics are given on separate slides.