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ERIC Number: EJ925120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Galileo and the Pendulum: Latching on to Time
Machamer, Peter; Hepburn, Brian
Science & Education, v13 n4-5 p333-347 Jul 2004
Galileo changed the very concepts or categories by which natural philosophy could deal with matter and motion. Central to these changes was his introduction of time as a fundamental concept. He worked with the pendulum and with the inclined plane to discover his new concept of motion. Both of these showed him that acceleration and time were important for making motion intelligible.
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Language: English
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