Amy C. 7th Period
What was the change?
Who were the people associated with the change?
An Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, he created the law of the pendelum. This law was used to regulate clocks. He significantly improved ( Not created! ) the telescope, which allowed him to see with a magnification of eight or nine times.
A mathematician and an astronomer, he proposed that the planets orbited the sun. His model was not fully correct, but it became the foundation that helped future scientists. He was interested in Heliocentric ( Sun centered ) astronomy and considered the founder of modern astronomy.
A German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, he was best known for his laws of planetary motion. These only consisted of 3 laws but were considered an accurate description of the motion of any planet or any satellite. He was the first to correctly explain planetary motion. He has created many books including " Dioptrice " , a book that explained the principles of how a telescope worked.
How is that change evidenced in today's modern society?
Because of the scientific method, scientists began to use different methods when gathering information and knowledge. Many inventions made during the scientific revolution are still used today- the law of the pendelum keeps your clocks in check, we now know that the Earth revolves , along with other planets, around the sun. The telescope is used today not only for study, but for other things as well.