Scientific Revolution

by Todd Artist

About The Revolution

during the mid-1500s, a few intelligent scholars and philosophers challenged the ideas and thoughts of the ancient thinkers. They also challenged the traditional teachings of the church. As these scholars proved the previous theories incorrect, this changed the way people viewed the natural world.

New Theories and Ideas

  • The Heliocentric Theory: A theory discovered by Copernicus that stated the planets rotate around the Sun
  • Microscope: A new scientific tool created by Janssen
  • Laws of Planetary Motion:The path of the planets about the sun is elliptical in shape, with the center of the sun being located at one focus. (The Law of Ellipses) An imaginary line drawn from the center of the sun to the center of the planet will sweep out equal areas in equal intervals of time. (The Law of Equal Areas) The ratio of the squares of the periods of any two planets is equal to the ratio of the cubes of their average distances from the sun. (The Law of Harmonies) This theory was created by Kepler.
  • Functions of the Human Heart: William Harvey discovered the functions of the heart in 1628.
  • Barometer: a scientific instrument used to measure the atmospheric pressure invented by Torricelli.
  • Boyle's Law: this law states that the product of pressure and volume for a gas is consistent for a fixed amount of gas at a fixed temperature.
  • Law of Gravity: the principle that two particles attract to each other with forces directly proportional to the product of their masses divided by the space between them. This law was created by Isaac Newton.

Famous Philosophers and Scholars

The Impact of Scientific Revolution

During the Scientific Revolution people started thinking differently than usual because everything around them was going on another level. In order to stay up to date they had to adjust to the changes in technology and beliefs