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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.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?
If heavier things fall faster, then cutting the string would make them both slow down.
Brian Whatcott Altus OK
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