Galileo Galilei

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Truth Behind Break Ups

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, which is now a part of Italy. By will of his father Galileo studied medicine at the University of Pisa, but his real interests were always in mathematics and natural philosophy. He is mostly remembered for his work on free falling objects, his use of the telescope, and his experimentation. He taught mathematics for a period, first privately in Florence when he wrote on hydrostatics and natural motions but did not publish, then at the University of Pisa, in 1592. This is where he showed students the error of Aristotle's belief that the speed at which an object falls is proportional to its weight. He did so by dropping two objects with different weights simultaneously off the tower of Pisa, and showed that they landed at the same time. In that same year he was appointed chair of mathematics at the University of Padua (the University of the Republic of Venice). His duties were mainly to teach Euclid's geometry in order to make use of astrology in their medical practice. However, Galileo apparently discussed more unconventional forms of astronomy and natural philosophy in a public lecture he gave in connection with the appearance of a New Star, now known as "Kepler's supernova", in 1604. In a personal letter written to Kepler in 1598, Galileo had stated that he was a Copernican, a believ...

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, which is now a part of Italy. By will of his father Galileo studied medicine at the University of Pisa, but his real interests were always in mathematics and natural philosophy. He is mostly remembered for his work on free falling objects, his use of the telescope, and his experimentation. He taught mathematics for a period, first privately in Florence when he wrote on hydrostatics and natural motions but did not publish, then at the University of Pisa, in 1592. This is where he showed students the error of Aristotle's belief that the speed at which an object falls is proportional to its weight. He did so by dropping two objects with different weights simultaneously off the tower of Pisa, and showed that they landed at the same time. In that same year he was appointed chair of mathematics at the University of Padua (the University of the Republic of Venice). His duties were mainly to teach Euclid's geometry in order to make use of astrology in their medical practice. However, Galileo apparently discussed more unconventional forms of astronomy and natural philosophy in a public lecture he gave in connection with the appearance of a New Star, now known as "Kepler's supernova", in 1604. In a personal letter written to Kepler in 1598, Galileo had stated that he was a Copernican, a believ...

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