Galileo Galilei - Research Paper
By Tayonna Thomas
Galileo Galilei - Introduction
Gailleo was an Italian astonomer,physicist, philosopher, engineer, and mathematicion He played a big part in the history of science. He was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa. By the time he died on January 8, 1642. When he was born there science was pretty much nonexistant but when he died it began to blossom throughout Europe.
Galileo was the first of six children of Vincenzo Galilei, a famous lutenist, composer, and music theorist, and Giulia Ammannati. Galileo became an accomplished lutenist himself and would have learned early from his father a scepticism for established authority, the value of well-measured or quantified experimentation, an appreciation for a periodic or musical measure of time or rhythm, as well as the results expected from a combination of mathematics and experiment.
Galileo never completed his degree but instead spent his day studing mathmatics. Later he visited the mathematician Christopher Clavius in Rome and started a correspondence with Guildobaldo del Monte. He applied and was turned down for a position in Bologna, but a few years later in 1589, with the help of Clavius and del Monte, he was appointed to the chair of mathematics in Pisa.
Key Events and Historical Impact
Galileo invented many mechanical devices other than the pump, such as the hydrostatic balance. But perhaps his most famous invention was the telescope of which was Invented in 1608. The following year news of the invention of the telescope had already reached Italy; Galileo developed his own device in August.
In Autumn 1609 Galileo makes his first observations using his telescopes and discovers the uneven surface of the moon, and a year later discovers Jupiter as well as four of its moons. By 1612, Galileo observed three more planets that we know as Venus, Saturn, and Neptune.
What made Galileo revolutionary? - Conclusion
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