Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (Italy, 1564-1642) rethought traditional ideas about force and motion, ideas that were plausible (and had been upheld by all authorities for many centuries) but were in fact misleading. Using his own experiments he created a new science of mechanics.

You can EXIT to a Galileo homepage from Rice University.

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