Weighing Galileo

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Title

Weighing Galileo

Subject

Scientific Revolution

Description

The book was written in the form of discussion among three men, Simplicio, Sagredo, and Salviati. Each man represents Galileo’s beliefs in different period. Simplicio represents Galileo’s early beliefs. Sagredo and Salviati represents his middle period of beliefs and the newest beliefs respectively. In the picture that I took, these three men was talking about that different materials showed different strength. On the right side of the page, there is a drawing illustrates the experiment. AB is a cylinder made of wood or other solid material, and C is a weight that can increase indefinitely. When I was a kid, I always interested in these great scientist such as Galileo and Newton’s works. Before Galileo finished this book, Roman Inquisition banned the publication of all Galileo’s works and this one had to be smuggled out. It must be hard to present the idea that see the world in a logic and scientific way to the people in society, especially the Church still had very strong power at that time.

USC Archives & Special Collections: Call # QA33 .G28 1638

Creator

Galilei Galileo

Source

Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno à due nuoue scienze

Publisher

In Leida : Appresso gli Elseuirii

Date

1638

Contributor

Yangyao Tang

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Files

Galileo.JPG

Citation

Galilei Galileo , “Weighing Galileo ,” Early Modern Europe @ USC , accessed December 11, 2017, http://uscearlymodern.omeka.net/items/show/31.