Kepler's Geometrical Cosmology by J. V. FieldKepler's Geometrical Cosmology by J. V. Field

Kepler's Geometrical Cosmology

byJ. V. Field

Hardcover | January 2, 2014

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Kepler is a key figure in the development of modern astronomy. His work is also important in the history of philosophy and methodology of science as a whole. The present study is concerned with one of Kepler's major preoccupations, namely his search for the geometrical plan according to which God created the Universe. The author discusses how Kepler's cosmological theories, which embrace music and astrology as well as astronomy, are related to his other work. The subject will be of great interest to historians of science, mathematicians and astronomers as well as to historians of the late Renaissance.
J. V. Field works at the Science Museum, London.
Title:Kepler's Geometrical CosmologyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:243 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:January 2, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472507037

ISBN - 13:9781472507037


Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables General Notes Preface Introduction 1. Platonic Science 2. The Size of the Universe and the Status of the Sun 3. Mysterium Cosmographicum 1596 4. Mysterium Cosmographicum 1621 5. Harmonices Mundi Libri V 6. Conclusions Appendix 1: Diameters of Stars Appendix 2: Radii of Circumsphere and Insphere of the Cube Appendix 3: Radii of Circumcircles and Incircles of Regular Polygons Appendix 4: Kepler and the Rhombic Solids Notes Glossary Select Bibliography Index