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

The model of the solar system that Johannes Kepler presented in his mature work had dimension significantly larger than any of the other geocentric, heliocentric, or geo-heliocentric systems on offer in the early part of the seventeenth century. Although by 1630, Kepler’s heliocentric system with its elliptical orbits had become one of the two leading […]

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