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Galileo’s Experiments with Pendulums: Then and Now

Palmieri, Paolo (2007) Galileo’s Experiments with Pendulums: Then and Now. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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To explore Galileo’s innovative methodology, I have repeated most of his path-breaking experiments with pendulums; I have investigated the robustness of pendulum effects, otherwise difficult to capture, with computer simulations; and I have repeated crucial calculations done by Galileo. In this paper, I will relate the discoveries that I made, and emphasize their significance for our understanding of Galileo’s innovative methodology.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Palmieri, Paolo
Keywords: Galileo, experiments, pendulum, models
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Depositing User: Paolo Palmieri
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3549

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