The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionzed the Copernican heliocentric theory . The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican. Mathematical Treasures – Kepler’s Epitome of Astronomy to a broad audience was his Epitome Astronomia Copernicanae [Epitome of Copernican Astronomy], .

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Reinaldo Aleves rated it it was amazing Jun 02, When I ran the randomizer on my list of like a million books, I just knew the first one would be some technical doozy. Richard Blagrave rated it really liked it Jul 26, Few people in history had such a fecund and overactive imagination.

I would have liked to see the end of book 5 earlier in the work. Rachel rated it it was amazing Aug 29, Tasshin Fogleman rated it really liked it Oct 29, In The Epitome, Kepler gives an easy-to-understand description of the above mentioned Copernican theory: I would not recommend this book for reading, unless you are or are studying to be an astronomer, physicist, geometrician, science historian, or musical theorist.

Most people in such circumstances would produce nothing but nonsense; but Kepler managed to invent astrophysics.

Epitome of Copernican Astronomy

It is, surprisingly, well written and accessible, even for contemporary readers. This volume contains two of his most important works: Even though most some parts are fuly readably, you do need to have some background knowledge in geometry though. Want epktome Read saving….


When these were combined with the epicycles used to explain retrogression the resultant orbits, though composed of perfect circles, were anything but circular. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

But what does this explain? Copernicus’ theory was originally published in in his book De Revolutionibus.

Oct 04, Xander rated it it was ok. What would all this speculation on music and harmonies explain? Liam rated it liked it Nov 04, Astronomers from Ptolemy to Copernicus used schemes to predict planetary movements; but there was no one underlying principle which could explain everything. But much of the book consists of whole paragraphs of ratio after ratio, shape after shape, number after number, and so it is easy to get lost or bored. He certainly seems excited in his writing.

Therefore, I immediately ordered a preview copy of one of my next books—a Newton title—in its soon-to-be-released commentary version. Do some background reading on the laws and the book is helpful. Both see in the sky a theological structure. Read it Forward Read it first.

About Johannes Kepler Johannes Keplerone of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican heliocentric theory of the universe with his three laws of motion: He was also a mathematics teacher in Linz, Austria, and an adviser to General Wallenstein.


Richard Burrows rated it it was amazing Jun 16, During a given time interval, a line drawn from the planet to sun sweeps out an equal area anywhere along its path. No eBook available Amazon. Quotes from Epitome of Copern Even so, I asstronomy that Kepler moved far beyond all previous astronomy with these insights, jumping from observed and analyzed regularities to general principles.

Kepler’s Somnium, a fictional account of a voyage to coprenican moon, is cited by historians of rocketry as an early work of science fiction that might have stimulated interest in space travel.

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Epitome of Copernican Astronomy: & Harmonies of the World – Johannes Kepler – Google Books

Will rated it liked it Copdrnican 07, We are experiencing technical difficulties. Preedeeporn Limcharoen rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Harmony of the World or Harmonices Mundi to be his greatest work.

Kepler himself considered Harmonies of the World aka.