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Re: [Phys-L] To gal or not to Gal.

I have no reference for it.
It could in fact be just the product of my overactive imagination.

(Or it might well have the sort of thing that Isaac Asimov would have included in any of his many tomes that I absorbed as a child.)

On Sep 25, 2013, at 12:39 PM, brian whatcott <> wrote:

On 9/25/2013 8:59 AM, Chuck Britton wrote:
I believe that the two unequal but connected masses was the Gedanken Expt. that Galileo describes in his writing.
If heavier things fall faster, then cutting the string would make them both slow down.

I briefly reviewed the discussions of the Two New Sciences, but I found no description with this arrangement, so I expect that it occurred in some earlier, less digested version of the study of motion?

Brian Whatcott Altus OK
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