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What did Kepler do for the field of mathematics?

  1. May 29, 2008 #1
    What were some of Kepler's mathematical concepts? After a little research, I have discovered Kepler's conjecture (the sphere packing), how ellipses (foci, eccentricity, etc) correspond to Kepler's first law, and a few formulas here and there. What else did he do?
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  3. May 29, 2008 #2


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    The first ideas explaining crystals, hexagaonal close packing, snowflakes. In book called 'New year's gift of a snowflake'. Had right idea though missed something and didn't get it quite right.

    Some fancy polyhedra.
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