Greek mythology’s effect on science was enormous; it involved the naming of planets, periodic table of elements and even constellations. The solar system’s planets and moons were named after Greek mythological characters. However, it was also given Roman version of it. “Sun, the center of our solar system was named after
One of these distinguished individuals is Eratosthenes. He was born in Cyrene in 276 BCE. Eratosthenes spent most of his life as chief librarian of the Library of Alexandria. Mathematical geography is one of his findings that he well known for. From this discovery, he calculated a circumference of the earth to be 250,000 stadia, or 25,000 miles.
The Earth has been in existence for over four billion years, and the universe for much longer, but modern humans have only existed for approximately two-hundred thousand years. Since the beginning of human thought, people have looked to the sky and wondered what lay beyond what we can see. With the advancement of the human mind along with technology, the perception of the cosmos has drastically changed over time. One of the most important changes in our thinking was the Copernican Revolution, when Copernicus aimed to replace Ptolemy’s earth-centred model of the solar system with a sun-centred one. The advancement of science facilitated the changes in our perception, and it can be argued that our knowledge about the universe is getting closer
Smith writes: "I have no great faith in political arithmetick, and I mean not to warrant the exactness of either of these computations." He is immensely impressed and influenced by the universal scope of Newton’s natural philosophy (magnified by the theory of gravity). Not only was Smith impressed with Newton’s idea of natural law, but also by the accuracy of his methodology unlike that of politik arithimetik. The Wealth of Nations (1776) is seen as his magnum opus of a compilation of physiocratic thinking in addition to Smith’s greatest ideas.
The different gravitational pulls of the four types of stars show the different effects on space-time. The first star is our star in th center of the solar system referred to as the sun. The last star is a neutron star. Neutron stars are extremely dense star with a gravitational pull of two hundred billion times that of Earth. If a person lived on the sun in the center of our solar systems, and then traveled to a neutron star and lived there for one year, when the person went back to the sun he left, hundreds of years would have passed.
Plato would become not only a student, but an advocate for his teachings by involving himself as much as he could. Plato would go on to describe Socrates and his encounters, long after his death. Unfortunately, there were those who denounced his new method of thinking. Many people would formulate several accusations against Socrates and his teachings. These allegations would ultimately result in Socrates’
Importance of Ancient Greece in Western Civilization With several revolutionary new ideas and theories coming from ancient Greece, they were arguably the most influential ancient civilization in the development of Western Civilization. Comparing the ancient Greeks to modern times, several of the same concepts are still utilized. The Greeks were credited with being the original thinkers, but this can be translated to more than just philosophy. Several new concepts and theories, not just about the world in general but specifically involving the nature of humans, came out of ancient Greece.
The three main instruments being discussed in this section are, Galileo’s telescope, Hooke’s microscope, and John Harrison’s Chronometer. Galileo’s work as an astronomer is well known among historians of science. Galileo constructed his own telescope, which had a twice the focusing power of many of the other 16th century telescopes being made at the time. Using the telescope, Galileo was able to see many different celestial objects, such as the satellites of Jupiter and nebulae. One of his most monumental discoveries, which would eventually be one of the reasons he was put on trial by the Catholic Church, was his discovery of sunspots on the Sun.
Einstein was very well known for developing and explaining theories his most well known theory is his special theory of relativity E =MC2. E= MC2 stands for Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared so what it is basically saying is that even a small amount of mass like a pebble is equivalent to a large amount of energy like pure energy (which can only be created with anti-matter) and vice versa. This is the equation that has been printed on countless T-shirts mugs its on bumper stickers there is also a 9 foot tall statue of it in the front yard of
Dates: 1889-1957 Category: Biography It's a remarkable fact that science took hundreds of years to come up with a theory to explain the origins of the universe. There's something quintessentially human about asking the question "where does the world come from?". Perhaps because it's a deeper, more fundamental version of "where do I come from?". Yet for most of human history, the answers to such empowered simple question could only be tempted by religion.
Another astronomer Al-Sulfi found one thousand plus uses for the astrolabe. Some of the areas he found new uses for were astronomy, navigation, and surveying. The astrolabe was also used to find out how far earth was in the sun. The first time they did it it was off but then they innovated it
The young astronomer earned a permanent place in the history of science when he discovered the planet Pluto on February 18, 1930. Pluto orbit lies 3 billion miles from the sun; it takes Pluto two and a half earthly centuries to complete a single orbit around the sun. Seen from Pluto, the sun appears merely as one bright star among many. Pluto 's moon, Charon, is nearly half the size of the planet itself and orbits Pluto once in every 6.4 Earth days. From Pluto, Charon appears eight times larger than our moon appears from the Earth.
The first picture was named The Geocentric Universe of Ptolemy by Claudius Ptolemy in 100 CE. He was a astronomer who was living in Alexandria, Egypt that believed the Sun would rotate the Earth. His theory involved him with stating Geocentric which means “Earth-centered” .Later around 1500, Nicolaus Copernicus had the theory The Heliocentric Universe of Copernicus. Instead of the sun rotated the Earth it was the other way around, he called this Heliocentric which means “Sun-centered”.
According to document 6, Galileo was an inventor. Even if he didn’t invent the first ever telescope, he invented a very updated version of it. When looking through his invention, he saw that the moon wasn’t smooth and has sunspots which supportted and extened the heliocentric
He made two reflecting telescopes in his life and they are not fit for use today as they would need to be improved. Newton discovered many important things of his life and most of them were all within 18 months. Today he is still considered to be one of the most influential scientists and contributed many useful ideas to the world that are still used today. Although Newton is best known for his study of gravity, the three Laws of Motion and the world’s first reflecting telescope, he also discovered many other ideas and inventions and has earned the title of one of the most influential men