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They require, rather, that we envisage some very simple and schematic arrangement of familiar objects in circumstances which leave no room for doubt about what will happen. For with these thought experiments, or experiments performed in the laboratory of the mind, he could avoid some of the disadvantages of real experiments. With them he could provide assurance that observation, albeit observation by the mind’s eye, had some controlling influence in his study of motion, as indeed observation must have in any science.
His work was in the tradition of Euclid, Galileo Galilei 27 building upon the foundations provided in the Elements to establish, for example, truths about the surface area and volume of a sphere. But he also laid the foundation of that part of mechanics we now call statics, the science of bodies in equilibrium. His extensive writings only became widely available to scholars in the sixteenth century, several editions of them being published in Venice. For Galileo, who was familiar with some of Archimedes’ treatises, it was especially important that he had shown that the axiomatic method need not be confined to geometry or arithmetic but could also b e used to reach new conclusions in mechanics.
There are three participants in the dialogues: Salviati, who is Galileo’s persona and spokesman; Sagredo, who speaks as an intelligent layman and expresses an ideal reader’s reactions and conclusions; and Simplicio, who defends a version of traditional Aristotelian views on natural philosophy. All three are based on real people known to Galileo. The model for Salviati was Filippo Salviati, a wealthy young Florentine and one of a number of philosophers who associated themselves with Galileo when he returned to Florence as the Grand Duke’s mathematician and philosopher.
50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know by Joanne Baker