Impact Of Galileo's Contribution To The Scientific Revolution

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Galileo’s Contributions Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, played a major role in the scientific revolution. He laid the foundation of modern physics and astronomy. Initially, he studied medicine at the University of Pisa, but lost interest. Soon after that, Galileo developed an interest in mathematics and physics and began observing our solar system. While observing the solar system, he developed his own scientific method.. He later helped develop the modern scientific method, which scientists still use to this day. Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance astronomer, who developed the heliocentric theory, was Galileo’s inspiration. Galileo admired Copernicus’ bravery for going against the Church and proving that the Church was wrong about our solar system. Copernicus’ heliocentric theory was later revised by Galileo using his own …show more content…
Galileo used most of Copernicus’ observations and his own to help improve the heliocentric theory. The Scientific Revolution was the transformation of how people viewed the universe. Galileo’s observations played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. Newton used his knowledge with previous astronomers, like Galileo. Hilliam says, “Isaac Newton combined laws of motions with his theory of gravitation to predict exactly how the planets orbit the Sun” (100). Newton’s law of gravity states that every object fall to the ground at the same speed. Even though Galileo had accomplished many things for science, “Galileo believed that his most important scientific contribution was his application of mathematics to the study of motion…” (Whitehouse 216). Galileo made many things possible for future scientists and astronomers. But many scientists and astronomers before Galileo made it possible for him as well. Galileo left many scientific achievements behind: “What is Galileo’s legacy? The universe around you” (Whitehouse

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