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The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 12–30 | Cite as

Copernicus decoded

  • Giorgio GoldoniEmail author
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Abstract

To the spirit of Niklas Koppernigk, not “the timid canon” pictured by Koestler, but the canon who was courageous enough to place his belief in mathematics before the evidence of his senses.

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Mathematical Intelligencer Planetary Orbit Outer Planet Absolute Space Chief Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CeSDA-Planetario Comunale di ModenaModenaItaly

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