Scientific Revolution Research Paper

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As stated by Galilei “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” This depicts that if you told someone something, either they would believe you or not. However, helping them find it within themselves will allow them to actually process and question the reasoning behind the facts. The Scientific Revolution consisted of many people who happened to be a philosopher or scientist. Some of the many include: Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Nicholas Copernicus, and René Descartes. The Scientific Revolution, which occurred between 1550 and 1700, is defined as: a historical change in thought and belief, to changes in social and institutional organization, which unfolded in Europe (Hatch). These changes raised…show more content…
A significant contribution that came from Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) himself is his very own three laws of motion. The breakups of his three laws are as follows. The first, an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. A prime example of this is depicted in aircraft engineering; it can be applied to the thrust and drag of the airplane. The second, an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. The way this applies to aircraft engineering is that it can be applied to the acceleration and velocity of the aircraft. The third, Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object). For every action force there is an equal and opposite reaction force. In aircraft engineering, Newton’s third law can be applied to the aerodynamics of the airplane in aspects such as the jet engine itself or the lift generated by the wings (Newton). Before Newton’s three laws of motion people believed whatever the Church believed and taught. His laws are very important because they tie into almost everything we see in everyday life. These laws tell us exactly how things move or sit still, like why you don't float out of bed or fall through the floor of your house. Newton's laws control how cars work, how water flows, how buildings don't fall down, and basically how everything around us

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