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ERIC Number: EJ791544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Reconstruction of Galileo Galilei's Experiment: The Inclined Plane
Straulino, S.
Physics Education, v43 n3 p316-321 May 2008
In the "Third Day" of the "Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences" Galileo Galilei describes the famous experiment of the inclined plane and uses it to bring an experimental confirmation to the laws of uniformly accelerated motion. We describe a reconstruction of the experiment and how the results can be used for students when studying the laws of motion. (Contains 7 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A