Nicolaus
Copernicus
Copernicus
Copernicus came from a middle class
background and received a good standard humanist
education, studying first at the university of
Krakow (then the capital of Poland) and then
travelling to Italy where he studied at the
universities of Bologna and Padua. He eventually
took a degree in Canon Law at the university of
Ferrara. At Krakow, Bologna and Padua he studied
the mathematical sciences, which at the time were
considered relevant to medicine (since physicians
made use of astrology). When he returned to his
native land, Copernicus practised medicine,
though his official employment was as a canon in
the cathedral chapter, working under a maternal
uncle who was Bishop of Olsztyn (Allenstein) and
then of Frombork (Frauenburg).
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Copernicus  Polish Cleric and
Astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolai
Kopernik) was born February 19, 1473 in Torun,
Poland. Copernicus was a proponent of the theory
that the Sun, and not the Earth, is at rest in
the center of the Universe. Copernicus received
his education, first at the University of Krakow,
and then at various universities in Italy. While
attending Padua University in Italy, Copernicus
studied medicine, Greek, and mathematical
sciences.
http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/96feb/copernicus.html
Copernicus, Nicholaus (14731543)
Polish name: Mikolaj Kopernik.
Polish astronomer and mathematician who, as a
student, studied canon law, mathematics, and
medicine at Cracow, Bologna, Rome, Padua, and
Ferrara. Copernicus became interested in
astronomy and published an early description of
his ``heliocentric'' model of the solar system in
Commentariolus (1512).
http://www.treasuretroves.com/bios/Copernicus.html
Copernicus
February 1993 marked the 450th
anniversary of the publication of De
Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, (On the
Revolution of Heavenly Spheres), a manuscript
that changed the world. Written by the Polish
astronomer Nicholas Copernicus and printed in
1543, De Revolutionibus established, for
the first time in history, the correct position
of the sun among the planets. The book’s
findings not only formed the base for astronomers
of the future, it inaugurated the great era of
theoretical formulation. It is rightfully
considered by some to have caused the greatest
revolution in science and thought in the last two
thousand years.
http://www.polamjournal.com/library/copernicus.html
Nicolaus Copernicus (14731543)
Copernicus, Nicolaus (14731543),
Polish astronomer, best known for his
astronomical theory that the sun is at rest near
the center of the universe, and that the earth,
spinning on its axis once daily, revolves
annually around the sun. This is called the
heliocentric, or suncentered, system. See
Astronomy; Solar System.
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COPERNICUS
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish
astronomer who is commonly acknowledged as the
founder of modern astronomy.
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/copernicus.html
Copernicus' Theorem
Consider two circles of radii R and
R/2 with the smaller one rolling inside the
bigger circle without slipping. Copernicus' Theorem states a
surprising result that a point on the
circumference of the small circle traces a
straight line segment  a diameter of the big
circle, to be precise.
http://www.cuttheknot.com/pythagoras/Copernicus.html
