The Scientific Revolution

By: Cameron Duhon & Katie McKinney

General Information

  • Based on experimentation and reason
  • Questioned past information
  • Looked for new information
  • Helped to shape the Enlightenment

Contributors

Nicolaus Caperincous
  • Started the revolution

Galileo Galilei

  • Studied accelerated motion
  • Improved astronomical observations

Edmond Halley

  • Discovered the motion of stars
  • Discovered the periodicity of comets

Isaac Newton

  • Combined mathematics with mechanics of physical observation
  • Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
  • Applied calculus to scientific problems

William Herschel

  • Discovered Uranus
  • Used Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation to calculate the mass of the sun

Results

  • Created a new vision of the world
  • New discoveries
  • Influenced religious and secular ideas

Works Cited

"Age of Enlightenment." - New World Encyclopedia. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.