Notes to Philosophy 167: Class 9 -- Descartes' Principia: The Vortex Theory of the Heavens -- Part 2.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-
2014-10-28

Synopsis: The Problem Addressed by the Vortex Theory -- The Basic Picture of the Vortex Theory -- The Sun, the Planets, and their Satellites -- The Physics of Curvilinear Motion -- The Underlying Physics of Orbital Motion -- The Physics of Light and Its Transmission -- Explanations of Other Cosmological Phenomena -- Subsequent Variations of the Theory.

Subjects
Astronomy--Philosophy.
Astronomy--History.
Philosophy and science.
Celestial mechanics.
Vortex theory (Astrophysics)
Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650. Principia philosophiae.
Genre
Curricula.
Lecture notes.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/012974
Original publication
ID: tufts:gc.phil167.257
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