The Life of Galileo and the Effects of his Findings on Faith Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, February 18, 1564. At an early age, Galileo was interested in mathematics and the study of mechanics. His father, a onetime mathematician, pushed him towards the medical profession, which held much greater financial benefits. But the attempts of Galileo’s father were in vein as Galileo soon discovered the works of Archimedes and became extremely interested. Thus, his father reluctantly allowed the young Galileo to pursue the study of mathematics and science.
He later used his discovery to design a clock that used pendulums. While Galileo was looking for a job after he left the University of Pisa, 1856, he invented the hydrostatic balance. Thi... ... middle of paper ... ...eo made many important discoveries for the field of Physics; he opened the way for scientists to combined Mathematic and Physics. He also proved that the sun was the center of the galaxy. Galileo deserved to be called the founder of modern experimental science.
The Earth-centered universe of Aristotle and Ptolemy were Western thinking for almost 2000 years until the 16th century when Copernicus proposed his theory. Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Thorn, Poland. He was the youngest son of four children and the son of a prosperous merchant. Following his father's death, his Uncle Lukas Watzelrode, bishop of Ermland, adopted him. Copernicus began his studies in Thorn and then at the University of Cracow where he studied mathematics and became very interested in humanistic studies.1 Copernicus left Cracow for Italy where he went to the Universities of Bologna and later Padua.
The telescope was invented based off of a “spyglass” that was created by a Flemish lens grinder. Galileo was a man of many trades; philosophy, astronomy, and mathematics were among his favorites. Before he started studying the skies, Galileo taught math at Pisa and then Padua. After creating his telescope he became known as a hero to many people across Italy and most of Europe. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy in February of 1564.
Bader 2. When his father died in 1591 Galileo had to support his family. He looked for a job that paid more, and became professor of mathematics at the University of Padua where he stayed for eighteen years. He became very interested in astronomy at that time partly because of the discovery of a new star in 1604. (This turned out to be an exploding sun called a supernova).
Isaac Newton was a key figure in the development of the age of reason. His achievements revolutionized physics and mathematics and he has been recognized as an undisputed genius (Gardner 13). Newton was a intriguing individual who played an important role in the advancement of the scientific community of his time and of today. Newton was born on Christmas day in 1642 to a widowed farming mother. When he was three his mother left him in the care of his grandmother, so she could remarry (Westfall 1).
During his youth he was allowed to follow the path that he wished to. Although in the popular mind Galileo is remembered chiefly as an astronomer, however, the science of mechanics and dynamics pretty much owe their existence to his findings. Before he was twenty, observation of the oscillations of a swinging lamp in the cathedral of Pisa led him to the discovery of the isochronism of the pendulum, which theory he utilized fifty years later in the construction of an astronomical clock. In 1588, an essay on the center of gravity in solids obtained for him the title of the Archimedes of his time, and secured him a teaching spot in the University of Pisa. During the years immediately following, taking advantage of the celebrated leaning tower, he laid the foundation experimentally of the theory of falling bodies and demonstrated the falsity of the peripatetic maxim, which is that an objects rate of descent is proportional to its weight.
His father had hoped that he would study medicine, however, Galileo's interest became focused on natural philosophy. He began his study of the pendulum while he watched a suspended lamp swing back and forth in the cathedral of Pisa. Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties he had to leave the university and return to Florence. Determined to continue his research, Galileo made his first trip to Rome in 1587 with hopes of making himself known to t... ... middle of paper ... ... current views. His research and interest to solve theoretical and scientific problems launched his success, making him one of the most renowned scientists of all time.
Heidi White History 101 Honors Semester Project Galileo Background and achievements Galileo is considered the father of modern science, as Stephen Hawking stated “Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern Science.” Galileo was born February 15, 1564 in Pisa. Galileo was the oldest of seven children. Galileo’s father was a musician. Galileo’s family moved to Florence in 1572. Galileo is said to have wanted to become a painter and a monk at one time but was dissuaded by his father who thought he should obtain a medical degree.
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15th 1564, His schooling included going to the University of Pisa, where he enrolled to be a doctor and get a medical degree but never finished. Even though he dropped out in 1589 he was offered a job at the same university and taught mathematics. After his teaching term at the university ended, he was blessed with another prominent job. His teaching career expanded not only did he teach mechanics, but geometry, and astronomy as well when he was offered a job at the University of Padua. During this time he became intrigued with scientific experiments and explored many areas of science.