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19 - astronomy It will be sidderent from aristotles...

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Galileos new physics of motion. Galileo, pretty old man by the time he's condemned (69) he's in failing health, he's been denounced, humiliated, his reputation has been shattered. Galileo works hard after being put under house arrest. He returned to a subject he had put aside in 1609 when he started using the telescopes. He starts looking at the mathematics of motion. Galileo had been working on ideas about the mathematical ideas of motion. Had been involved in controversies and copernicanism and returnes to it. Keeps his mind occupied and it looks like a safe subject that isn't problematic to the church. It will be a continuation of copernicanism because it is relevant to accepting the new
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Unformatted text preview: astronomy. It will be sidderent from aristotles. Consistent wit a moving earth. He starts to provide a foundation for the acceptance of copernicanism. Aristotles: Natural motion, natural place, Mideival thinkers: impotes keeps pushing things along, both still have contempt for applying mathematics. Galileo knows impotence theories. He was an admirer of archimedes who had been involved in applying geometry and mathematics to physical problems. Galileo advocated what he called resolution and composition. Abstract through mathematical principles and treat it geometrically. Galileo started to lay out some of his views of method of science in a book called the acid....
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