Homework Wednesday February 6 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
ROUGH DRAFT of Essay on Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo is due Friday (note, one day longer than originally announced)
WRITE UP in rough draft form the Tower of Pisa Experiment. This should include: (1) a procedure, (2) mass data for the various object dropped (in a neat table), (3) average times for each drop (in another table), (4) calculations for the rough ratio of masses for each pair of dropped items, (5) an explanation of Galileo's reasoning and how he did his famous Tower of Pisa Experiment, (6) a discussion of Galileo's argument about what this experiment tells us about how objects of various sizes fall and how this contradicts and disproves Aristotle's physics, (7) an explanation of what factor would make all objects fall at the exact same rate (you might draw the feather and the guinea experiment (8) Galileo's great quote about his small error and Aristotle's huge error!