This week we study Galileo. Under Resources, read GALILEO and GALILEO-TOUR.
Using online sources, answer the following questions in short sentences or bullet-point, and print your answers on standard paper. Handwritten notebook scraps do not count.
A. Why was Galileo put on trial for his Dialogue, and what was the result?
B. Briefly identify the discovery or the following Italian scientists:
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The Works of Galileo A guided tour Kerry Magruder University of Oklahoma History of Science Collections . “Philosophy [i.e., physics] is written in this grand book—I mean the universe—which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering around in a dark labyrinth.” Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore (The Asssayer, 1616) Foundations of Mathematical Physics: a few examples Mathematics Astronomy Euclid, Elements of Geometry Ptolemy, Almagest (ca. 150 AD). Latin (Venice, 1476) Regiomontanus,
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