Sentence Examples

  • At Liege (September 1633), with the words " although he professes that the [Copernican] theory was only adopted by him as a hypothesis."
  • 3 The Copernican theory is rejected in name, but retained in substance.
  • But it is a plain finding of history that he has brought no " Copernican revolution " 4 to their minds.
  • As results of Roberval's labours outside the department of pure mathematics may be noted a work on the system of the universe, in which he supports the Copernican system and attributes a mutual attraction to all particles of matter; and also the invention of a special kind of balance which goes by his name.
  • But his assent to this was only extracted from him in 1540 by the importunities of his friends, especially of his enthusiastic disciple George Joachim Rheticus (1514-1576), who printed, in the Narratio prima (Danzig, 1540), a preliminary account of the Copernican theory, and simultaneously sent to the press at Nuremberg his master's complete exposition of it in the treatise entitled De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543).

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