The main steps of Galileo's inclined plane experiment are described. The experiment was used to prove Galileo's basic hypothesis that a body falling freely did so with constant acceleration.
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Duration: 00:02:35
Keyword(s): Galileo, acceleration, speed, falling bodies, inclined plane experiment.
Contributor(s): Professor Michael Pentz
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Footage description: B/W. Pentz standing in the studio speaking directly to camera. Detail of painting of Galileo. Pentz in the studio speaking directly to camera. Panning across painting of Galileo conducting inclined plane experiment. Pentz in the studio speaking directly to camera.
Master programe code and title: S100/01 Foundation course in science: an introduction
Master programme recording date: 10/01/1971
Master programme first presentation: 1971
Master programe filename: S100_1971X_BX_V001.avi
Master programme production number: JOUZ356H
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