Astronomy and The Scientific Revolution
Sections 3, 4, 5, 8 required, especially 3.
The Motion of the Planets (Emory U.): Nice Introductory lecture to the different explanations of planetary motion, with moving diagrams.
Nice account with diagrams from Kuhn’s book by Lyman Baker
Early Cosmology Tutorial
Nice summary with some animated diagrams. Has both Ptolemaic and Copernican systems
Greek and Copernican Astonomy
and deferent java application
Syracuse U. Explore the different orbits possible by different sizes and speeds of systems.
AJ's Cosmic Thinglet: Excellent Diagrams and Demos of Planetary Motion
Inertia and Relativity from Reflections on Relativity (Mathpages)
of Physics Lectures from Thales to Einstein, with
excellent sections on Aristotle, Galileo, and Newton.
From the Galileo Einstein Homepage. An Excellent Resource.
Motion of the Planets
An overview with nice moving diagrams of the retrograde motion
and The Revolution in Astronomy
J.C. Evans from
Galileo and the Origins of the Modern World
History of Science Study Guide
Excellent Resources on the Scientific Revolution
Galileo and the Rise of Mechanism
Fred Wilson, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lecture on Robert Boyle
One of the first proponents of atomic mechanism
Resources on Galileo’s Experiments
Instructions for the Experiments for
Pendulum, Inclined Plane, and Projectile Motion
Inclined Plane applet
Knowmagine site; try different pitches and speeds
of Projectile Motion
Many wonderful animations. From The Physics Classroom.
Illustration of the vertical and horizontal components of parabolic motion
Motion Java Applet
Try out different angles and velocities. From Galileo-Einstein project
From the Virtual Physics laboratory; parabolic trajectories and the relation between free fall and projectile motion.
Projectile Motion Applet
Motion and satellite orbits
Java applet that demonstrates how projectile escapes gravity and goes into orbit
Virtual Laboratory Cannon
Use Galileo’s principles to aim and fire a cannon
Pendulum, Inclined Plane, and Free Fall from the PBS site
Galileo’s Notes on Motion
Images of the original Manuscripts
Resources on Science and Religion
A Lexicon for
The important people and terms involved. A Knowmagine site
Faith and Religion
John Paul II, Message to Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Pope’s Statement on Science and Religion
Catholic Answers site. Not exactly objective.
Bibliography and short quote