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World History -
Causes of the Scientific Revolution
Rise of National Monarchies
Reformation and Religious Conflicts
Signs for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division were introduced by Francois Vieta in 1603. This became standardized so all mathematicians used the same signs (printing press).
Logarithms were introduced by John Napier (Scotland). Logarithms reduced to addition and subtraction the more complex and timely math such as multiplication and long division.
Analytical Geometry was introduced by Renee Descartes in 1637. This was useful in engineering and military ballistics.
Calculus was introduced by Newton and Leibnitz in the 1660s. Calculus measures quantifies variations in speed, which is useful for tabulating the motions of planets.
Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
He built a telescope and became the first man to use this tool to study the moon and planets. What he saw made Galileo believe Copernicus's idea that the Earth was not the center of the universe. The Church punished him for his belief in this idea. Later, scientists like Isaac Newton built new knowledge on Galileo's discoveries.
Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)
Telescope (1608, Dutch) A Dutch glass maker construced a primitive telescope. Galileo heard about it and improved on the design.
Microscope (1590s, Dutch)
Air pump (1650s, Dutch) - to study atmosphere
Pendulum clock (1657, Dutch) let scientists more accurately measure time in their experiments
Barometer (early 1600s, Italian) - measure air pressure
Thermometer (1611) for chemical and medical studies
The Scientific Method
Historical Periods of
| Mesopotamia & Phoenicians |
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Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Modern European History | Advanced Placement European History | Rise of England | World History |
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