Men of Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080120256, 9781483185996

Men of Physics

1st Edition

Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works

Authors: Raymond J. Seeger
Editors: D. ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483185996
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 298
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Description

Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works is a biographic of Galileo Galilei. The text accounts some of the most important moments of Galileo’s life, along with his contribution in physics. The first part of the text covers the major aspects of Galileo’s. Part I details Galileo’s life as a student, professor, courtier, and author. Part II covers the major works of Galileo, such as magnetism, weight of air, alloy analysis, materials strength, falling bodies, and natural oscillations. The book will be of great interest to readers who have a keen interest in the history of physics.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Preface

Part 1. His Life

1. Curious Student

2. Research Professor

3. Clever Courtier

4. Popular Author

Bibliography

Part 2. His Works

5. Interpreting Sense Impressions

(a) Primary Qualities

(b) Mathematical Language

6. Continua — Mathematical and Physical

7. Magnetism

8. The Pump That Failed

9. Apparent Lightness

10. Weighing Air

11. Floating Ebony

12. Analyzing an Alloy

13. The Screw as a Machine

14. Strength of Materials

(a) Scaling

(b) Galileo's Problem

(c) Similar Beams

(d) A Cracked Column

(e) Tubes

15. Natural Oscillations

(a) Simple Pendulum

(b) Vibrating Freely

(c) Resonance

(d) Musical Intervals

16. Falling Bodies

(a) How Fast?

(b) Inertia

(c) A Thought Experiment

(d) The Medium's Role

(e) Changing Speed

(f) Projectiles

(g) Galileian Relativity

17. Spots on the Sun

18. New Moons

19. Parallax of a Star

20. Nature - God's Handiwork

Outline of Life and Works

Index

Details

No. of pages:
298
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1966
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483185996

About the Author

Raymond J. Seeger

About the Editor

D. ter Haar