23 Facts About Ancient physics


Discoveries of Ancient physics find applications throughout the natural sciences and in technology.

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Elements of what became Ancient physics were drawn primarily from the fields of astronomy, optics, and mechanics, which were methodologically united through the study of geometry.

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Ancient physics attempted to explain ideas such as motion with the theory of four elements.

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Archimedes even tore apart the arguments of Aristotle and his metaAncient physics, pointing out that it was impossible to separate mathematics and nature and proved it by converting mathematical theories into practical inventions.

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Ancient physics defined the spiral bearing his name, formulae for the volumes of surfaces of revolution and an ingenious system for expressing very large numbers.

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Ancient physics developed the principles of equilibrium states and centers of gravity, ideas that would influence the well known scholars, Galileo, and Newton.

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Ancient physics added calculations of the distance of the Sun and Moon from the Earth, based upon his improvements to the observational instruments used at that time.

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Ancient physics published his theory of motion in Book of Healing, where he argued that an impetus is imparted to a projectile by the thrower, and believed that it was a temporary virtue that would decline even in a vacuum.

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Ancient physics viewed it as persistent, requiring external forces such as air resistance to dissipate it.

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Ancient physics claimed that projectile in a vacuum would not stop unless it is acted upon.

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Ancient physics proposed an explanation of the acceleration of falling bodies by the accumulation of successive increments of power with successive increments of velocity.

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In cases where they didn't directly contradict the Bible, Aristotelian Ancient physics became the foundation for the physical explanations of the European Churches.

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Ancient physics soon became known through his invention of a hydrostatic balance and for his treatise on the center of gravity of solid bodies.

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Ancient physics found that bodies do not fall with velocities proportional to their weights.

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Ancient physics is credited as the father of analytical geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry, important to the discovery of calculus and analysis.

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Ancient physics knew many scientists of his time because of his contacts and intellectual interests, including Rene Descartes and Marin Mersenne, and it was because of these contacts that Christiaan Huygens became aware of their work.

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Ancient physics was the first to identify the rings of Saturn as "a thin, flat ring, nowhere touching, and inclined to the ecliptic, " and discovered the first of Saturn's moons, Titan, using a refracting telescope.

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Ancient physics then showed, in 1696, that the cycloid is the solution to the brachistochrone problem.

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Ancient physics was driven to make a vacuum to disprove Aristotle's long-held supposition that 'Nature abhors a vacuum'.

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At the beginning of the 20th century a major revolution shook the world of Ancient physics, which led to a new era, generally referred to as modern Ancient physics.

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Special relativity had a profound effect on Ancient physics: started as a rethinking of the theory of electromagnetism, it found a new symmetry law of nature, now called Poincare symmetry, that replaced the old Galilean symmetry.

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The term mass in particle Ancient physics underwent a semantic change, and since the late 20th century it almost exclusively denotes the rest mass.

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Since the 1970s, fundamental particle Ancient physics has provided insights into early universe cosmology, particularly the Big Bang theory proposed as a consequence of Einstein's general theory of relativity.

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