In Chapter 2 you learned about the old geocentric model of the universe and the development of the heliocentric model. For this assignment I would like you to answer the following questions.
1. Write a paragraph describing the geocentric model of the solar system--include information about what evidence there is for it and what evidence there against it (i.e. the evidence that supports the heliocentric model).
2. Write a paragraph describing the various contributions to the heliocentric model of the solar system by these astronomers: Nicolas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Galileo Galilei. Each one had several contributions so be as detailed as possible.
3. Write a paragraph describing Johannes Kepler's contributions to the heliocentric model of the solar system--describe each of his three laws of planetary motion. For the 2nd & 3rd law provide some elaboration (for the 2nd law what is its implication for planetary motion and give an example of how is third law works with 1-2 planets in the solar system)
4. Write a paragraph-Explain how Isaac Newton uses his laws of motion and the law of gravity to explain how planets orbit the sun in the heliocentric model (basically explain how a planet's orbit works using these laws). I don't necessarily want a repeat of what each law is, rather an explanation of how/why planets orbit the Sun using his laws of motion & law of gravity.
Each answer should be about a paragraph in length. Make sure to answer the questions in your own words--I'm not looking for a word for word explanation from the book or the bullet points at the end of the chapter.
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In Chapter 2 you learned about the old geocentric model of the universe and the development of the heliocentric model. For this assignment I would like you to answer the following …a year ago