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Invariance of Galileo’s Law of Fall under a Change of the Unit of Time

Norton, John D. (2014) Invariance of Galileo’s Law of Fall under a Change of the Unit of Time. [Preprint]

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The inductive problem of extending the sequence 1, 3, 5, 7, is solved when these numbers are the ratios of the incremental distances fallen in successive unit times. The controlling fact is Galileo’s assumption that these ratios are invariant under a change of the unit of time. It admits few laws and only one is compatible with the two-numbered initial sequence 1, 3.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Norton, John D.jdnorton@pitt.edu
Keywords: Galileo induction fall
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2014 15:26
Item ID: 10931
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 7 August 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10931

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