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Author: J.V. Field
The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) is now chiefly remembered as a mathematical astronomer who discovered three laws that describe the motion of the planets.
J.V. Field
continues our series on the origins of proof with an examination of Kepler's astronomy.
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