The History and Philosophy of Astronomy Lecture 11: Galileo. Presentation

Volker Bromm. University of Texas at Austin. Galileo Galilei: The First Scientist. founder of modern physics, first astronomer to use telescope. Galileo: Timeline and Context. Born in Pisa (1564). Professor of mathematics. New laws of motion. Philosophy of Science: Two Traditions. Archimedes of Syracuse. Professor in Pisa: Laws of Free Fall. Professor in Pisa: Law of Inertia. Law of Inertia: Implication for Astronomy. Aristotelian theory of motion is wrong. Great Summary: Discorsi (Two New Sciences). Galileo’s role in the Scientific Revolution. Padua and Venice. The Invention of the Telescope (1609). Galileo’s Discoveries with the Telescope. The Moon. Sunspots. Moons of Jupiter. Phases of Venus. Nature of Milky Way. Sidereus Nuncius. Galileo and the Medici. Galileo’s Return to Florence.
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