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  Geocentric model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The geocentric model assumes a spherical Earth; thus it is not the same as the older flat Earth model.
The geocentric model held sway into the early modern age; from the late 16th century onward it was gradually replaced by the heliocentric model of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler due to the simplicity and predictive accuracy of that newer model.
The relation of the two pictures [geocentricity and heliocentricity] is reduced to a mere coordinate transformation and it is the main tenet of the Einstein theory that any two ways of looking at the world which are related to each other by a coordinate transformation are entirely equivalent from a physical point of view...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geocentric_model   (863 words)

 Geocentric model -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The geocentric model assumes a spherical Earth; thus it is not the same as the older (Click link for more info and facts about flat Earth) flat Earth model.
This view of a geocentric universe held sway for well over a millennium, but was seriously challenged by the publication of (A conspicuous crater on the moon) Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium in 1543, which posited that the Earth and the other planets instead revolved around the Sun.
The geocentric (Ptolemaic) model of the solar system is also of interest to (An apparatus or model for representing the solar systems) planetarium makers, as for technical reasons a Ptolemaic-type motion for the planet light apparatus has some advantages over a Copernican-type motion.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geocentric_model.htm   (847 words)

 Encyclopedia: Geocentric model
A small number of people still advance a geocentric model (see the article on modern geocentrism, which also discusses the modern scientific point of view in detail).
Modern Geocentrism is the advocation of a geocentric (Earth-centered) model of the universe.
Obsolete scientific theories Sir Fred Hoyle (June 24, 1915 – August 20, 2001) was a British astronomer, notable for a number of his theories that run counter to current astronomical opinion, and a writer of science fiction, including a number of books co-authored by his son Geoffrey Hoyle.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/geocentric-model   (2028 words)

 Geocentric model - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
At this time, geocentrism is rejected in scientific and popular opinion; and it is believed that the Sun is at the centre of the solar system, but not the universe (see Heliocentrism).
A small number of people still advance a geocentric model (see modern geocentrism).
These people tend to be of a religious mindset and sometimes Creationists, because without the concept of God willing to create the Earth at the center of the universe, it would appear mysterious for it to be so.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /geocentrism.htm   (754 words)

 About Geocentric Adventure Racing
Geocentric Adventure Racing is leading the way in adventure race organisation in Australia.
Geocentric's focus is conducting highly organised and professional events to challenge entrants.
Geocentric Adventure Racing wasborn in early 2002 in response to the limited opportunities for the majority of the adventurous population to compete in adventure races.
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 Solar System Models   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Ptolemy (200 A.D.) was an ancient astronomer, geographer, and mathematician who took the geocentric theory of the solar system and gave it a mathematical foundation (called the "Ptolemaic system").
In the first book of the Almagest, Ptolemy describes his geocentric system and gives various arguments to prove that, in its position at the center of the universe, the Earth must be immovable.
Unfortunately, the geocentric model was accepted as doctrine and, therefore, was not subjected to the scientific method for hundreds of years.
zebu.uoregon.edu /~js/ast221/lectures/lec06.html   (1751 words)

This is the kind of parallax that is generally understood when the term is used without qualification.
{Horizontal parallax}, the geocentric parallx of a heavenly body when in the horizon, or the angle subtended at the body by the earth's radius.
{Geocentric latitude} (of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude.
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 Geocentric Datum Shift
A geocentric datum is a reference system that has as its origin the Earth’s centre of mass, and is the best fitting reference surface for the whole earth.
The adoption of a geocentric datum allows for a single standard for the collection, storage and use of geographic data, ensuring compatibility across various geographic information systems at the local, national and global level.
The current Australian Geocentric datum (AGD 84) is based on a mathematical surface of the Earth designed to fit the local Australian region.
www.deh.sa.gov.au /mapland/gds.html   (358 words)

 Geocentric (Ptolemaic) Perspective - Retrograde Epicyclic Motion - Scientific Revolution - Professor Robert A. Hatch
Here the earth is depicted in the center of a planetary orbit, for example Mars.
Because the earth is assumed to be fixed and stable in the center of the cosmos (geocentric and geostatic), and further, all heavenly bodies are assumed to move around the central earth, some device was needed to describe the apparent retrograde loop that planets make when in opposition to the sun.
In sum, from a geocentric perspective, retrograde motion was one of the major astronomical problems requiring attention in order to 'save the appearances.' To this end, Ptolemy's model was unsurpassed for simplicity, accuracy, and elegance until Copernicus some 1400 years later.
web.clas.ufl.edu /users/rhatch/pages/03-Sci-Rev/SCI-REV-Home/resource-ref-read/chief-systems/08-0retro-2.htm   (691 words)

 Science and the Bible
Among the Semitic ancients, the notion of a geocentric universe was common.
Certainly, the ancient Semites had no use for such theories, and consequently the Bible reflects a geocentric universe and a flat earth.
The Geocentric viewpoint is elaborated in the periodical "Biblical Astronomy".
www.2think.org /hundredsheep/bible/science.shtml   (3625 words)

 Converting from Geographic to Geocentric Coordinates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In a geocentric coordinate system, the latitude is measured at the center of the Earth and up (or down) from the equator.
But sometimes you might want to know the geocentric latitude instead, and in that case you will want to know how to convert from one kind of latitude to the other.
Longitude is not affected by converting from geodedic coordinates to geocentric coordinates.
www.jabpage.org /posts/geodc.html   (430 words)

 Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Theory Comparison Study Sheet - Chabot College Astronomy - Scott Hildreth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This worksheet is intended to help you understand and review the observed motions of the sky, and how the two different models of our solar system accounted for or explained those motions.
Geocentric observers felt the sky moved around the Earth.
Since it does not appear the Earth is spinning, the only other option is that the sky must move.
online.chabotcollege.edu /shildreth/astronomy/geo.html   (306 words)

 Geocentric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The figure on the right shows the geocentric model, while the figure on the left is an enlargement of the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon orbits.
The Greeks had a basic understanding of geometry and trigonometry, which lead them to conclude that fast moving objects were closer to the Earth than slower moving objects.
Since the Church was in control during this time period, anyone who did not believe in the Ptolemaic theory would be punished, possibly with house arrest.
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/amber/students/denning/geo.htm   (305 words)

 Geocentric Productions -- 360 by 360 degree Visual Solutions for the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Into Geocentric HomeTour 360 certificates, contact our customer service department at 1-888-360-8881.
Geocentric Productions Inc, is a hometour360°™ Authorized Service Provider.
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 Conversion of geocentric coordinates to Latitude-Longitude coordinates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The values are stored in the variables pointed to by lat and lon, the height above the ellipsoid in meters is stored in h.
intCC_geo2lld(double a, double e2, double x, double y, double z, double *lat, double *lon, double *h)convert geocentric to latitude-longitude (degree)This function converts the geocentric coordinates in x, y and z to the geographic latitude and longitude (in seconds degree) pointed to by lat and lon.
It returns 1 if the calculation could be solved with 500 iterations or 0 if the iteration could not be solved with the maximum number of iterations.
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 Geocentric datum of Australia
The new Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) has been developed to optimise the use of new technologies in positioning and computing.
At the time it was adopted in 1966, the datum was based on the best available information and derived using the best available technology.
Since taking the decision to adopt the new datum, ICSM has been developing the necessary infrastructure to support the new geocentric datum, in collaboration with State organisations.
www.nrm.qld.gov.au /property/surveying/geocentric_datum.html   (1156 words)

 GeocentricCRS (GeoAPI 2.1 alpha)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
A 3D coordinate reference system with the origin at the approximate centre of mass of the earth.
A geocentric CRS deals with the earth's curvature by taking a 3D spatial view, which obviates the need to model the earth's curvature.
Returns the coordinate system, which must be cartesian or spherical.
geoapi.sourceforge.net /snapshot/javadoc/org/opengis/referencing/crs/GeocentricCRS.html   (60 words)

 NCRMS Earth Science Ms. Ackermann
The geocentric model of the solar system was developed by Ptolemy and was the accepted model for about two thousand years until it was challenged by Copernicus in the 1500s.
However, the retrograde motion of some of the planets in our night sky is awkward and complicated to explain using the geocentric model.
Write an essay in which you try to convince someone of the opposite opinion that your model is the correct one.
www.millerplace.k12.ny.us /Ms.Ackermann.htm   (1886 words)

 The Scriptural Basis for a Geocentric Cosmology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He did not order the earth to cease rotating nor did he qualify his statement with the divine knowledge that the sun was merely made to appear stationary.
On the other side of the geocentric coin, if the sun moves then the earth must not move.
Schadewald, Robert J. Scientific Creationism, Geocentricity and the Flat Earth.
hypertextbook.com /eworld/geocentric.shtml   (6687 words)

Thus, there is evidence that the earth is NOT moving around the sun, but either the aether is moving around the earth carrying the planets with it, or the earth is spinning on its axis.
Bowden also notes that to hold a geocentric position is to open oneself up to abuse even from creationists who will think that you are discrediting the whole argument.
The other thing that he discusses which is fascinating is the idea that the speed of light may not be a constant, but may have slowed down over the last 6000 years or so since creation which would explain a lot of the facts that scientists throw our way.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /geocentr.htm   (2515 words)

 Geocentric model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This elaborate theoretical system stemmed largely from two deeply held Greek beliefs: that the Earth was the center of the universe, and that all heavenly objects move in a uniform circular motion.
This view of a geocentric universe held sway for well over a millennium, until the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium in 1543.
It uses material from the wikipedia article Geocentric model.
www.eurofreehost.com /ge/Geocentric_model_2.html   (195 words)

 Scientific Creationism, Geocentricity, and the Flat Earth
In fact, scientific creationism, geocentrism, and flat-earthism are respectively the liberal, moderate and conservative branches of a tree that has often been called Bible-Science.
The intense hostility expressed by the scientific creationists towards the flat-earthers, does not extend to the geocentrists, who hover on the edge of respectability among scientific creationists.
While geocentrism seems to be growing rapidly, the reaction among liberal creationists is mixed.
www.lhup.edu /~dsimanek/crea-fe.htm   (3032 words)

 2.7 The geocentric metric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
According to the convention above the metric in geocentric coordinates
2.7.2 The external part of the geocentric potential: the Newtonian approximation
2.7.3 The self-part of the geocentric potentials: multipole expansions
rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de /~lohrmobs/RCMA2/node15.html   (56 words)

 Geocentric vs. Heliocentric —— from Ptolomy to Tycho
Geocentric vs. Heliocentric —— from Ptolomy to Tycho
In attempting to make sense of the earth’s motion, particularly its position in the space (regardless the significance of the term at the time), people have spent uncalculated amount of efforts to make observations throughout the history.
The gradual emerging from Ptolemy’s geocentric theory (100—170), to Tycho’s circular geocentric orbits (1546-1601) to Copernicus heliocentric model (1473—1543) signified such changes.
www.radessays.com /viewpaper/11325/Loopholes.html   (221 words)

 AllRefer.com - geocentric system (Astronomy, General) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - geocentric system (Astronomy, General) - Encyclopedia
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 Supporters of Geocentricity and Flat Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Bible told the truth all along.' (1997?) Hall says and shows that earth is not moving just like Bible says.
In the last segment, we suggested that all experiments to demonstrate that the earth moves at all have failed.
Timothy Wallace, thought not clearly geocentrist, has said "Knowledgeable men of science recognize that, while the geocentric view is no longer in use, it has not been ruled out by empirical science.
www.student.oulu.fi /~ktikkane/eU_LITT2.html   (336 words)

 Organization Studies: Towards a Geocentric Framework of Organizational Form: A Holistic, Dynamic and Paradoxical ...
Second, it explains network form from a holistic, dynamic and paradoxical perspective by synthesizing economic, social and psychological rationalities.
Third, it prescribes the ideal-typical network form by offering a geocentric framework of organizational form which is neither culture-blind (under-embedded) nor culture-bounded (over-embedded).
Despite the growing popularity of network organization, there is no consensus regarding how to describe, explain and prescribe network (see Ilinitch et al.
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