Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)

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Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)Improved the refracting telescopeFirst to see rings of Saturn and the 4 moons of JupiterProved heliocentric theory (sun centered solar system)

ScientificRevolution!(1550-1700)

What is Science?

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)Invented CalculusUsed Calculus to discover the Universal Laws of nature and motion (including gravity)Discovered the spectra of light (the rainbow!)Mentally and physically ill from mercury poisoning!..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

William Harvey (1578-1657):Discovered the circulation of the blood by vivisecting live dogsFigured out egg-sperm fertilization theory!

Important Scientists!

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)Believed the sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe.Used math (not a telescope) to prove it!

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)Discovered composition of the air,put a live bird inside a vacuum sealed jar to prove the existence of oxygen!

1. Uses human reason and logic

3. Finds universal laws of nature

2. Uses data from observations

4. Has a set "method" that can be repeated

5. Has practical uses (technology)

Margaret Cavendish(1623-1673): Developed theory of "atoms"


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