1. Contribution to Orbital Motion Theory: Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was a major part of the Orbital Motion Theory. The Theory of Relativity introduced a new framework for all of physics and proposed new concepts of space and time. 2. Reasonable criticism of the theory: Einstein stated that, physics can’t be based on the field concept. People also disagreed to his theory because he was jewish. 3. Life Facts a. Date of Birth: March 14, 1879 b. Education: 1888-1895 Luitpold Gymnasium, Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule(Swiss Federal Polytechnic School) c. Marriage: His first wife was Mileva Maric and his second wife Elsa Einstein(his cousin) d. Children Eduard Einstein, Lieserl Einstein, Hans Albert Einstein e. Death Date: April 18, 1955 f. Fun Fact: Albert Einstein could have been the President of Israel, but he declined. 4. Resources: http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408 http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/getting-to-know-einsteins-wives.html http://all-that-is-interesting.com/albert-einstein-facts http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue38/einstein.html http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/newuniverse/newton_5.html http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsHistory/page2.php
1. Explain why is the study of orbital mechanics is so controversial? There are many theories that are put in the study of orbital mechanics, so there are people who will disagree with several parts of the study. 2. What factors contribute to a theory gaining mass acceptance? Scientific proof will help your theory gain acceptance, showing many people so it gets popular, and make sure there are no flaws. 3. What impacts did each of the following contributors make on the evolution of orbital mechanics? a. Nicolaus Copernicus: He stated how the Sun is the center of the universe and that everything revolves around the Sun instead of the Earth . b. Tycho Brahe: He invented the telescope so people could look at the plants and the stars. c. Johannes Kepler: Defined the orbits of the plants that revolve around our sun. d. Robert Hooke: He described how there is gravitational attraction between plants and that it makes a certain path of the planets. e. Sir Isaac Newton: Created the Laws of Motion that state how we see motion today. He also stated how all matter exerts a force called gravity.