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  • <p>I was reading Galileo‘s On Motion (1590), as one does, and came across this gem.</p>
<blockquote><p>Some superifical observations have been made as, for instance, that the free motion of a heavy falling body is continuously accelerated. But to just what extent this acceleration occurs has not yet been announced. For so far as I know, no one has yet pointed out the distances traversed during equal intervals of time by a body falling from rest stand to one another in the same ratio as the odd numbers beginning with unity.</p></blockquote>
<p>It struck me that this is easy to check using  […]</p>

    Galileo: On Motion

    I was reading Galileo‘s On Motion (1590), as one does, and came across this gem.

    Some superifical observations have been made as, for instance, that the free motion of a heavy falling body is continuously accelerated. But to just what extent this acceleration occurs has not yet been announced. For so far as I know, no one has yet pointed out the distances traversed during equal intervals of time by a body falling from rest stand to one another in the same ratio as the odd numbers beginning with unity.

    It struck me that this is easy to check using […]