# What do you think the differences between these scientists were?

• hankeyb
In summary, Copernicus, Einstein, Galileo, Newton, and Aristotle all had different ideas and contributions to physics. Aristotle was the first to propose a law of mechanics, while Galileo and Newton used mathematics to explain motion. Einstein's theory of relativity revolutionized our understanding of gravity, while Copernicus challenged the geocentric model of the universe. Each scientist had a unique approach to understanding the natural world and their ideas continue to shape our understanding of physics today.
hankeyb
Copernicus, Einsetin, Galileo, Newton, and Aristotle? How did the differ in their ideas and contributions to physics?

hankeyb said:
Copernicus, Einsetin, Galileo, Newton, and Aristotle? How did the differ in their ideas and contributions to physics?

Is this a homework question?

Is the answer - One of them was left-handed.

They were all born on different days?

They're just too different to mention their differences!
If it were only Galileo and Newton, there could be an answer.

yes indeed, the answers can vary because of the divergence in the question.
I am not sure about everyone, but:
1) Aristotle was the 1st to propose a "law" of mechanics, which was equivalent to what people used to see and understand in those days. That you act a force and the object moves, so the idea was something like $F=a v$ with a a proportional constant and v the velocity.
The interesting part in that law is that it holds for motion in very thick liquids (for example the motion of a body in honey).
The thing with ancient "scientists" or better philosophers is that they didn't really use mathematics in the way they were later come in use. For example there was no differential equation formalism, and most of their ideas were based either on their philosophies or on their observations/phenomenolgy (I push the door,it opens- I push it stronger it opens faster)

I like ChrisVer's approach to answering the OP's question. Maybe we can state the basic differences between general principles used by scientists in different eras.

This is far too broad. Locked.

## 1. What were the specific areas of research that each scientist focused on?

The differences between scientists can vary greatly depending on their specific areas of research. Some may focus on biology, while others may focus on chemistry or physics. It is important to note that within each of these broad categories, there are numerous subfields and specialties that scientists can pursue.

## 2. How did the educational backgrounds of these scientists differ?

One of the main differences between scientists is their educational backgrounds. Some may have obtained their degrees in prestigious universities, while others may have attended smaller, lesser-known schools. Additionally, the specific fields of study and courses taken during their education can also vary greatly.

## 3. Did each scientist have a different approach to conducting research?

Yes, each scientist may have had a different approach to conducting research. Some may have relied heavily on experimentation, while others may have used mathematical models or data analysis. Additionally, the specific methods and techniques used by scientists can differ based on their areas of research.

## 4. How did the findings and discoveries of these scientists differ?

The findings and discoveries of scientists can differ greatly based on their research areas and approaches. Some may have made groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized their fields, while others may have focused on smaller, incremental findings. The impact and significance of their work can also vary greatly.

## 5. How did the personal backgrounds and experiences of these scientists influence their work?

The personal backgrounds and experiences of scientists can play a significant role in shaping their work. Factors such as cultural upbringing, personal interests, and life experiences can all contribute to the way a scientist approaches their research and the questions they seek to answer. These differences can lead to diverse perspectives and approaches within the scientific community.

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