OpenStudy (anonymous):

Did Both Kepler and Newton use the same mathmatics to support a heliocentric view of the universe???

5 years ago
OpenStudy (aaronq):

i do think newton used keplers work in proposing planetary movement, but i think you mean heliocentric solar system, not universe.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (kainui):

Considering Newton invented his own math to describe planetary motion, calculus, I'd say no. Kepler just fit the data to an ellipse because he saw it wasn't a perfect circle.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (aaronq):

i think kainui is right

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ohhh okay haha i feel stupid lol thank you!:)

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Both Kepler and Newton used math to support a heliocentric view of the universe

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but they used diffrent math?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (kainui):

Yeah, kepler looked at the position of the planets and over the course of years wrote down their positions at certain times of the year. From there he could see that planets fit into an ellipse. Newton on the other hand made up calculus to describe how the forces between the planets and sun affected the speed in which they revolved around the sun and the shape of the path.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ohhh okay well thanks lol now i just feel stupid for not knowing that

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

lol thank you for your help:)

5 years ago
OpenStudy (kainui):

Nah, don't feel stupid, how would you know if no one told you? It's interesting stuff!

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ya haha hey can you help me with another one?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (kainui):

Maybe, don't know until you ask lol. Start a new question and close this one in case I don't know, someone else might.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

okie dokie :)

5 years ago