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Kepler, Newton and Numerical Analysis

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This talk will be of wide interest to all those interested in history of mathematics and astronomy and in the way they impact on modern computational practice

Numerical methods are usually constructed for solving mathematical problems such as differential equations or optimization problems. In this talk we discuss the fact that numerical methods, applied inversely, were also important to establish these models. We show in detail the discovery of the laws of planetary motion by Kepler and Newton, which stood at the beginning of modern science. The 400th anniversary of the publication of Kepler’s Laws (1609) is a good occasion for this investigation.

This talk is part of the Applied and Computational Analysis series.

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