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Galileo’s Experiments with Pendulums: Then and Now

Palmieri, Paolo (2007) Galileo’s Experiments with Pendulums: Then and Now. In: [2007] &HPS1: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 1.

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    Abstract

    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)
    Keywords: Galileo, experiments, pendulum, models
    Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] &HPS1: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 1
    Depositing User: Paolo Palmieri
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3549
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3549

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