Galileo - dropped two stones of unequal weight from the...

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Galileo Galileo was an early scientist who unlocked some of the universe's mysteries. His work covered a broad range, from telescopes to mathematical formulas. His offerings to science earned him the title, founder of modern science His most known invention today is the telescope. It revolutionized studying the stars and allowed him to make many new discoveries that proved many classical ideas false. The most famous and controversial of these was the discovery of Jupiter’s four bright satellites. He proved many classical ideas incorrect and formed his own. He formed laws of falling bodies and pendulums. Legend tells he
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Unformatted text preview: dropped two stones of unequal weight from the tower of Pisa. The two hit at exactly the same time. He also timed a swinging pendulum by his pulse; this proved each ark took the same time. He spent his last years writing his masterpiece, "A Dialougue on the Two Principal Systems of the World." For this he was tried and found guilty of supporting the Copernican theory. Gailelos inventions were shunned by the people of his time. They thought his ideas were crazy and corrupting . It took fifty years for people to realize and honor his contributions....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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