The Galileo Project

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Offline tony6789

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The Galileo Project
« on: 19/05/2006 14:20:06 »
Did Galileo realy drop two things from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? And they both reached the ground at the same time? Even though they were a diffrent weight?

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« Reply #1 on: 23/05/2006 20:57:23 »
yes. get a grape and and orange and drop them from the same distance right now! gravity effects all things equally.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/05/2006 21:08:08 »
gecko is right, but I don't believe Galileo actually performed that experiment.  He (or perhaps it was someone else) used inclines.  Objects of different weight sliding (or rolling) down the inclines reached the bottom at the same time.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2006 04:27:06 »
You have to keep in mind wind resistance! tak a paper and a paper clip and drop them!


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« Reply #4 on: 18/08/2006 08:19:01 »
ive been to the leaning tower in pisa and i think i remember there being a plaque about galileo or some board with info about the mall that its located on (there are a few other buildings right around there...) and i remember it saying something about galileo... so i think that its true

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Re: The Galileo Project
« Reply #5 on: 18/08/2006 10:20:41 »
He definitely did lots of experiments rolling cannon balls down slopes, I doubt that he had the technology to drop two things off the tower accurately enough. He may have done it, but I don't think he prooved anything by it.