Prediction vs. Observation

Date Uploaded: 01 Mar 2013

The behavior of masses under acceleration


Aristotle stated that different objects accelerated downwards at rates that depended on their masses - thus if stone A was twice as massive as stone B it would accelerate at twice the rate of stone B. For two thousand years Aristotle's opinion was unquestioned. Now it is the end of the 16th century. Your name is Galileo Galilei, and you want to see if Aristotle was correct.