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Understanding Scientific Inquiries of Galileo's Formulation for the Law of Free Falling Motion

Title
Understanding Scientific Inquiries of Galileo's Formulation for the Law of Free Falling Motion
Author
오준영
Keywords
Abstraction; Idealization; The law of falling motion; Abduction; Thought experiment
Issue Date
2016-11
Publisher
SPRINGER
Citation
FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENCE, v. 21, NO. 4, Page. 567-578
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the role of abstraction and idealization in Galileo's scientific inquiries into the law of free falling motion, and their importance in the history of science. Because there is no consensus on the use of the terms "abstraction" and "idealization" in the literature, it is necessary to distinguish between them at the outset. This paper will argue (1) for the importance of abstraction and idealization in physics and the theories and laws of physics constructed with abduction from observations and (2) that these theoretical laws of physics should be tested with deduction and induction thorough quasi-idealized entities rather than empirical results in the everyday world. Galileo's work is linked to thought experiments in natural science. Galileo, using thought experiments based on idealization, persuaded others that what had been proven true for a ball on an inclined plane would be equally true for a ball falling through a vacuum.
URI
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10699-015-9426-yhttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/101316
ISSN
1233-1821; 1572-8471
DOI
10.1007/s10699-015-9426-y
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