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Galileo Galilei

A biography of Galileo Galilei in Prezi form
by Jenna Trupp on 9 December 2010

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Transcript of Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei Worked in the field of kinematics and geometry. Born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. His father was Vincenzo Galilei, a musician, and his mother was Giulia Degli Ammannati. Galileo was a strong Catholic, and was considering becoming a priest, but his father did not approve and encouraged him to enroll at the University of Pisa. He was enrolled to study medicine, but switched to mathematics In 1589, he was appointed the chair of mathematics. He then switched to the University of Padua to teach in geometry, astronemy, and other mathematics from 1592-1610. Galileo was considered the "father" of many things, not just the three children he had with Maria Gamba, who he never married. According to Albert Einstein, he was the father of science. By others he was also called the father of physics, modern astronemy, and observational science. In 1588 he started noting on a his observations of a pendulum, but did not seriously go into it until 1602. At age 20, he used his pulse to time the pendulum swings, and discovered that every time it passed, the speed was the same. This was later used to regulaste c;pcls/ In 1589, Galileo discovered that when two items were dropped, no matter the size and shape they would hit the ground at the same time. Galileo died in 1642, naturally. He had gone blind and it was just his time to go. He dropped out of University, bored from everything besides mathematics, and went on to tutor it instead.
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