(See Speed Racer Graph)
The graph shows the distance covered per interval of time for the motion of the toy
car. It basically shows the velocity.
The beginning of the graph shows when the car is turned on and changes from a still
to moving ob
Time Interval Lab
There are no changes in the slope of the graph; however, calculating the slope
of the line from the time interval [0,1] yields a slightly lower slope than
calculating the overall slope.
This slightly lower slope is a result of a lower di
Nicolaus Copernicus, now hailed by many as the father of modern astronomy, was
born on February 19, 1473, in Torun, Poland.
His father died when he was ten years old, and his uncle, Lucas Watzenrode, took
charge of his education.
Invention of Telescope
In 1609, Galileo received a letter informing him that a Dutchman made a spyglass that
could view distant objects from Earth.
After reading this letter, Galileo decided to make a better invention and using his skills as
Copernicus, in fact, was not the first one to introduce the idea of a heliocentric
Archimedes and Aristarchus both introduced this idea in the third century B.C.,
though their views were not taken seriously.
Copernicus took th
According to this model, the earth was off-center on an eccentric (known as the
equant point), while the celestial bodies traveled in epicycles by orbiting not around
Earth, but around an imaginary circle around Earth.
This model, though
Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Italy to Vincenzo and Giulia
degli Ammannati Galilei.
Galileos father was a musician.
At the age of ten, Galileo was sent to Camaldolese Monastery at Vallombrosa.
The solitary and strict life of the monk ap
Salviati was an intellectual who supported the Copernican theory.
Sagredo was a man who just wanted to know the truth.
And Simplicio was a supporter of Aristotle and an opponent of the Copernican model
who used ineffective reasoning that
Church Reactions to New Science
In general, Protestants accepted the heliocentric model more readily because they favored
more freedom with which to interpret the Bible.
Catholics, such as the person whose name was Jesuit Christoph Clavius, were more
Based on sufficient research to convince fellow astronomers, the theory took the
mathematics, cosmology, and physics of the universe into consideration.
Copernicus, though he did not have complete support for his ideas, nevertheless