The Scientific Revolution In The 1600's

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The Scientific Revolution During the 1600’s to 1700’s, the western world was greatly influenced by science. Wonderful scientists such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Copernicus, and William Harvey all played contributing roles during the Scientific Revolution. Not only did scientists have a large impact on the western world, but discoveries and inventions such as the study of astronomy and the invention of the telescope played important roles as well. In 1564, our world was changed due to the birth of one of the most well-known and influencial scientists, Galileo Galilei. Being the oldest of seven, he set out to learn about medicine and eventually found that he had a passion for arithmetic. During one of the classes he took as a medical student in Pisa, he noticed a chandelier that seemed to mesmerize him with its slow and steady swing back and forth. As he observed the chandelier, he timed the swings from one end point to another. He was astonished…show more content…
It was assumed by Newton that the orbit of the moon was due to the same reason that the projectile would never land. This theory was called “Principia” (Fowler). All of the studies done with projectiles contributed to Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion. His first law stated that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This law is called the law of inertia. The second law stated that acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass, the greater the amount of force needed. This law was referred to as force equals mass times acceleration. The third and final law explains that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (Benson). These laws have been used for years and have been proven correct by following
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