Galileo also made many important contributions to Physics; he discovered that the path of a projectile was a parabola, that objects do not fall with speeds proportional to their weight, and much more. For these discoveries, Galileo is often referred to as the founder of modern experimental science. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. Until he was about 10 years old, Galileo lived in Pisa; in 1574 the family moved to Florence where Galileo started his education at Vallombroso, a nearby monastery. In 1581, Galileo went to the University of Pisa to study medicine, the field his father wanted him to peruse.
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.
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy February 18, 1564. He was the son of Vincenzo Galilei, a member of a Nobel family, a musician and a mathematician. Galileo, at an early age, developed a great love for mathematics and mechanics. However, his parents urged him to seek medical professions which promised more fortune. Galileo’s love for mathematics turned him away from his parents wishes only to follow his natural talents.
Somewhat angered, his father withdrew him from the monastery, and Galileo continued his high school education in Florence. At age seventeen Galileo began college at the University of Pisa, where he reluctantly studied medicine. 6 Throughout his first term attending the university, Galileo became more interested in mathematics than medicine. A court mathematician, by the name of Ostillo Ricci, noticed Galileo in his lectures.7 Impressed with Galileo’s knowledge, he urged Galileo change his major to mathematics. Against his father’s wishes, Galileo changed courses, and by the end of his first term he was a mathematics undergraduate.8 Galileo made his first important discovery while attending the University of Pisa.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian brilliant mind who revolutionized the scientific world. At the age of seventeen he enrolled in the University of Pisa, where he studied medicine and took interest in mathematics. Due to lack of interest in medicine as well as financial issues, Galileo didn’t complete his degree, but years later he managed to get a position as a professor of the University. A few years later he began working at the University of Padua and remained there until 1610 (Andrade, 1964). It was during this period that he made most of his scientific discoveries.
As a child, Galileo was interested in the experiments his father conducted, and often helped him with the experiments. Besides being a famous mathematician and scientist, Galileo also was a pretty good inventor. As soon as he heard of the telescope and how you could see things far in outer space, he put his mind to it and invented a crude model of one. From that, he perfected it and made himself a telescope. After inventing this, he had an idea for a microscope.
He read books on geometry by Descartes, algebra books by John Wallis, and eventually developed the binomial theorem which was a shortcut in multiplying binomials (Margaret, 46). Newton was 22 at this time and he was already going beyond other people's thinking.... ... middle of paper ... ...e began by mastering mathematics. He developed calculus in order for him to find the rate of change of objects. He learned about light and colors, which lead to his invention of the refracting telescope. He was the man that finally built a model of astronomy and physics and in doing so, brought together the work of Kepler and Galileo and of course his own findings on gravity (Margaret, 90).
In 1564 Galileo Galilei was born. Pursuing his love for science, he grew up to become the father of experimental physics. Among his accomplishments were the isochronism pendulum and the hydrostatic balance. He also is credited with improving and profiting off the telescope. All these discoveries gave Galileo a great reputation allowing him to land a job at the University of Pisa.
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.
He did this by making physics mathematical. Some say that Galileo and Newton were the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution; for Isaac Newton was born a few months after the death of Galileo. Newton's ideas finally ensured the acceptability of the scientific approach. Another great innovator was Sir Francis Bacon, he developed the widely used scientific method. He proved many scientific truths by doing many experiments.