Galileo's Discoveries of How Things Work Essay

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Have you ever thought about the different types of resources or laws that explain and define the marvels of the world? All the things that explain and describe the way things work didn’t just come out of thin air, someone; somewhere thought these laws through, they experimented and worked hard just to make sure that they came to correct conclusions. With many obstacles put in his way Italian philosopher Galileo Gallilei, still managed to work out a great amount of laws that defined and explained how things work. He took other peoples laws and looked them over, he faced family challenges and hardships with the church, but none of the conditions he put him to the test were able to stop him from accomplishing all the things he st himself to…show more content…
While he was at the university he was working and examining the pendulum. His interest of learning how the pendulum worked began while he was watching a lamp swing back and forth at the cathedral; however he did not discover how the actual pendulum worked until 1602. He discovered that the period, or the time in which the pendulum swings back and forth does not depend on the shape of the arc on the swing. After he discovered how the pendulum worked, he came up with the idea of the pendulum clock. Due to some financial difficulties he was going through he was forced to withdraw from the university in 1585 before he could earn his degree. After leaving the University Of Pisa he continued to study mathematics on his own and supported himself by getting small teaching jobs. During this time, Galileo started and worked on his two decade study on objects and their motions. He published a book named The Little Balance, in which he explained and described the hydrostatic principles of weighing small objects, which meant In 1588 a bit right before 24 year old Galileo Gallilei got the position as an instructor of math at the University of Pisa, he was invited to present a lecture. The lecture that Galileo decided he would do was Dante’s Inferno. This lecture revolved around mathematically being able to map Dante’s route to hell
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