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By: Roger G Newton
153 pages, 16 b/w photos, 18 illus
Bored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead - and remarked, to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely. Newton tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology.
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