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Galileo’s law of falling bodies ?

  1. Jan 31, 2005 #1
    Galileo’s law of falling bodies ??

    hi everybody,

    I want to know about the mathmatics of deriving this laws. or in another word I want to know how did he find it..

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 31, 2005 #2
    Maybe these help:

    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/labs/p1/lab1.pdf [Broken]
    http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/gradconf/2003gradconf/Selected_papers(PROGRAM2)/thought_expirements.pdf [Broken]

    You could try to fing Galileos original paper called "falling bodies". I found it fascinating to read, especially knowing it was written hundreds of years ago.
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  4. Feb 2, 2005 #3
    thanks alot da willem

    but where can I find this paper "falling bodies" ?
  5. Feb 2, 2005 #4
    Maybe you can find it in a (university-)library. I read it in abook called 'The world of physics' a collection of papers from famous physicists.
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