# The Scientific Revolution

### By: Katie McKinney & Cameron Duhon

## Contributors

- Galileo Galilei: made the first systematic studies of uniformly accelerated motion and improved astronomical observations
- Edmond Halley: discovered the proper motion of stars and the periodicity of comets
- Johannes Kepler: discovered three major laws of planetary motion

## Isaac Newton's Work

- Combined mathematics with mechanics of physical observation
- Established a coherent system of verifiable predictions in his
*Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica* - He applied algebra to geometry, which synthesized calculus and applied it to scientific problems
- The integration of algebraic and geometric thinking precipitated a scientific and mathematical revolution

## Citations

"Age of Enlightenment."

*- New World Encyclopedia*. Web. 04 Feb. 2016."Johannes Kepler | German Astronomer."

*Encyclopedia Britannica Online*. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 04 Feb. 2016."Robert Hooke | British Scientist."

*Encyclopedia Britannica Online*. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.