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The Scientific Revolution
The Scientific Revolution- a period of drastic change in scientific thought that took place during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
He developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion and is credited as one of the great minds of the 17th-century Scientific Revolution
Best known for having invented the calculus in the mid to late 1660s
English physicist and mathematician
He formulated the theory of universal gravity
One of his quote; Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
Scientific Method- a technique used to establish knowledge, or modify existing knowledge.
Make an hypothesis
Make an Analyze
Ask a quesiton
Do the experiment
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Known as the Father of modern astronomy
He was the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, or the Heliocentric Theory of the universe.
Copernicus formulated the scientific theory that the earth rotated on its axis and revolved around the sun.
One of his quote; To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Best known for his three laws of planetary motion;
The planets move in elliptical orbits with the Sun at one focus
A line between a planet and the Sun covers equal areas in equal times
The square of a planet’s orbital period is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit
One of his quote; Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Best known for his promotion of the scientific method, he believes that the knowledge come from sensory experience.
Lord Verulam, Father of Empiricism
You can still visit his studio in Dublin
One of his famous quote; Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Roger Bacon (1214-1294)
Contribute from the development of the scientific method based on the experimenting
First European to describe in detail the process of making gunpowder
He proposed flying machines and motorized ships and carriages.
One of his famous quote; "Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience."