Scientific Revolution In The 1600's

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The Scientific Revolution was a period in the 1500’s and 1600’s in which scientific thinkees challenged traditional ideas from the Catholic Church and relied on observation and experiments. They also believed that God controlled everything. European scholars accepted the theory of the Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy. Ptolemy taught that the Earth was the center of the universe. Which is what the Catholic church also believed. The Scientific Revolution was the cause for discovery, exploration, and inventions of technology. Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish scholar, he questioned the Catholic church and did not accept the Ptolemaic view that the Earth was the center of the universe. He was convinced that a different explanation of the solar system existed. In 1543, he published ‘’On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres’. In it, he proposed a heliocentric or sun centered universe and that planets, including the earth revolved around the sun in perfect circles which was…show more content…
By age 24 , he had formed a brilliant theory that explained why the planets moved as they did. Newton saw an apple fall from a tree. He wondered whether the force that pulled that apple to the earth might also be the same force that controlled the movements of the planets. Newton perfected his theory. Using mathematics, he showed that a single force keeps the planets in their orbit around the sun. He called this force gravity and then created Newton’s law of Motion. Law one states that an object at rest will remain at rest, and an object in motion will remain in motion, at a constant speed unless or until outside forces act upon it .Law two states that the net force acting upon an object is a product of its mass multiplied by its acceleration. Law three states that when one object exerts a force on another, the second object exerts on the first a force equal in magnitude but opposite in

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