Renaissance Astronomy, Galileo

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GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) ITALIAN PHYSICIST MATHEMATICIAN ASTRONOMER PHILOSOPHER KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF: MODERN OBSERVATIONAL
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GALILEO "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science.“ STEPHEN HAWKING
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GALILEO EARLY LIFE BORN IN PISA FATHER WAS A MUSICIAN (HE BECAME INVOLVED WITH A NEW FORM OF MUSIC, OPERA) HE WAS EDUCATED IN THE CHURCH HE STARTED WORK ON A MEDICAL DEGREE BUT DID NOT FINISH AND, INSTEAD, TURNED TO MATHEMATICS WHEN HE WAS 25 HE WAS APPOINTED
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GALILEO HIS SCIENCE AND MATH DYNAMICS OF MOVING SYSTEMS – BODIES FALLING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GRAVITY ACCELERATE AT THE SAME RATE REGARDLESS OF THEIR MASS HARMONIC RELATION IN MUSIC – THE PITCH OF A STRETCHED STRING VARIES AS THE SQUARE ROOT OF THE TENSION HE UNDERSTOOD MATHEMATICS
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HIS STUDY OF THE TIDES IN 1615 HE WAS CHALLENGED BY CARDINAL BELLARMINE TO PROVE THAT THE EARTH ACTUALLY MOVED. HE PROPOSED THAT THE ACTION OF THE TIDES PROVED IT, CITING THE VARIATION OF THE HEIGHT OF THE TIDES IN OCEAN BASINS AND IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE ADRIATIC. HIS OPPONENTS ARGUED THAT HIS
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