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ERIC Number: EJ830491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Galileo's Treatment for the Centre of Gravity of Solids
Worner, C. H.; Iommi-Amunategui, G.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n4 p643-648 Jul 2007
The appendix on the centres of gravity that appears at the end of Galileo's book, "Two New Sciences", is analysed. It is shown that the method used by Galileo in this work has an interesting reasoning and also shows preliminary ideas about scaling and advances some ideas about series convergence. In addition, we note that the geometrical language Galileo uses makes its understanding difficult in contemporary terms. (Contains 4 footnotes and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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