Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion and The Math Involved
The stars have existed for millions of years, shining their bright light as a beacon of curiosity through the night sky. The planets, to each their own, are mighty majestic God’s whom in their daily ritual of worship, circle the ever present giver of light, life, and Energy, the sun. The same stars that we look at now, the same planets that we watch dance through the night are the same stars and planets that renowned Astronomer Johannes Kepler looked at hundreds of years ago. In a period where the church was law, and free thought was unheard of, this man stood out against the many and proved that the Earth doesn't rotate in a perfect circle carried by angels, as the church has ordained. Instead it orbits the Light giver in a less perfect shape, an ellipse, therefore proving that the world is not as perfect and holy as the church declares it to be. Although his life is a story untold, the one that shall live on and still lives on today are Kepler’s three laws of Planetary Motion, and the mathematics involved with them.
Class / Instructor
MAC 1114 (Honors) / Piccolino
Astronomers -- Germany -- Biography
Palm Beach State College
Kepler, Law of Orbits, Law of Equal Orbits, Law of Periods, planetary motion