Halliday, Resnick and Walker FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS 6/e
Chapter Two: Motion Along a Straight Line

Galileo and the Mathematics of Motion

Based on "The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective," a videotape by Joseph W. Dauben, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College. The program designer was Gary Welz, John Jay College, City University of New York. The videotape is distributed by the Science Television Company which provided the materials to McMurry University.

http://www.mcm.acu.edu/academic/galileo/ars /arshtml/mathofmotion1.html

Examines Galileo's experiments with the inclined plane to study acceleration and gravity, which shows the development of a mathematical study of acceleration.

Galileo Galilei (1546-1642)

An exhibit from the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence (Firenze), Italy.


This site describes the life of Galileo, particularly his work on scientific theory, projectile kinematics, astronomy, telescopy, thermoscopy and the pendulum clock. Artifacts from his life and experiments, as well as his preserved right middle finger are quite interesting. Additional historical information on Galileo is found in the Rice Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

The Interactive Physics Problem Set

contains almost 100 practice problems. Created by Andy Elby and Paul Manly for U.C. Berkeley's Instructional Technology Program. Chapter 3 contains seven practice problems for 1-D motion.


The practice problems are accompanied by detailed solutions and Interactive Physics II computer experiments. The computer experiments only run on Macintosh computers that have Interactive Physics II installed but MPEG movies are available for many of the experiments.

Comments, corrections and suggestions to Dan MacIsaac

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