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Kepler's Physical Astronomy

Kepler's Physical Astronomy is an account of Kepler's reformulation of astronomy as a physical science, and of his successful use of (incorrect) physics as a guide in his astronomical discoveries. It presents the only reliable account of the internal logic of Kepler's so-called first and second laws, showing how and to what extent Kepler thought he had derived them from his physical principles. It explains for the first time Kepler's attempt to use an obscure discovery of Tycho Brahe to unify and confirm all of his own physical theories. It also describes the intricate (and neglected) theory which Kepler developed to account for the additional anomalies needed for the theory of the moon
eBook, English, 1987
Springer New York, New York, NY, 1987
1 online resource
9781461387374, 9781461387398, 146138737X, 1461387396
Print version:
Mysterium Cosmographicum
Astronomia nova
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy
Kepler and the Development of Modern Science
Index to the Astronomia nova