geocentric system


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geocentric system:

see Ptolemaic systemPtolemaic system
, historically the most influential of the geocentric cosmological theories, i.e., theories that placed the earth motionless at the center of the universe with all celestial bodies revolving around it (see cosmology).
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geocentric system

A model of the Solar System or of the Universe, such as the Ptolemaic system, that has the Earth at its center.
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Y] evaluated in geocentric system were reduced for model velocities from Actual Plate Kinematic Model APKIM 2000 (Drewes, 1998).
It is suitable to determine geodetic geographical coordinates in geocentric system because it allows us to compute absolute deflections of the vertical.
Aristotle attacked this idea and instead worked out a geocentric system of more than fifty rotating and counter rotating crystalline spheres.
The Ptolemaic geocentric system (from Greek ge=the Earth") collapsed, and the Earth was now removed from the center of the Universe to the role of a smallish planet.
It soon became clear that Copernicus's heliocentric theory was far more elegant and more powerful than the Ptolemaic geocentric system.