Galileo Accomplishments

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Galileo Galilei was a Renaissance personality who helped improve the areas of astronomy, physics, engineering, philosophy, and mathematics. Changing both history and exploration, Galileo was responsible for the birth of modern science. Galileo was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He was the first child of Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati. In 1574, at the age of ten, the family moved to Florence, Italy. In 1583, Galileo began to attend the University of Pisa in order to study medicine. He became interested in the subjects of Mathematics and Physics. Unfortunately, in 1585 Galileo left university due to financial difficulties and was unable to earn a degree. After withdrawing from the university, he became a lecturer at the Florentine Academy. In the year of 1586, he published a report on the hydrostatic balance; a balance for weighing a substance in water to its specific gravity. He called his work The Little Balance. His paper increased his popularity throughout Italy. In 1589, Galileo wrote an essay on the centre of gravity in solids. Although not producing a great amount of profit, Galileo was given a job as a mathematics lecturer at the University of Pisa.…show more content…
Both hit the ground at the same time. By this, Galileo proved that everything falls at the same speed. Galileo’s differing theories set him apart from the rest of colleagues and in 1592 he adjourned from the university. In 1592, Galileo found a new position at the University of Padua, where he taught geometry, astronomy and mechanics for 18 years until 1610. During the 18 year time period at the University of Padua, he gave lectures on geometry and astronomy, as well as, private lessons on optics, Euclid and the sector, an invention Galileo created on his
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