The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part LI — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

By the middle of the nineteenth century there was no doubt that the Earth rotated on its own axis, but there was still no direct empirical evidence that it did so. There was the indirect evidence provided by the Newton-Huygens theory of the shape of the Earth that had been measured in the middle […]

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part LI — The Renaissance Mathematicus

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