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The reality of the Earth's motion, as proclaimed by Copernicus, quickly proved contentious. Accepted by Kepler, disputed by theologians (Lutheran and Catholic alike), veiled in suggestions of mere convenience, adopted and explained by Newton as a consequence of universal gravitation, parent of the notion of force - what is involved in accepting as true that the Earth goes round the Sun? This talk traces these debates from the early 1600s to the time of Poincaré.
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|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing User:||Sara Griffin|
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2010 09:46|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2012 09:55|
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