"Galileo Galilei" returned 6 hits

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Author: Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576)
Liber de Ludo Alaea, a practical guide to gambling, containing the first systematic computation of probabilities; written in 1562, but not published until 1663.
Mediaitems: Gerolamo Cardano portrait, Cardano (Galileo project), Cardano biography
Category: Statistics & Graphics
Author: Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)
Improvements in instruments for accurately measuring positions of stars and planets, providing the most accurate catalog on which later discoveries (e.g., Kepler's laws) would be based
Mediaitems: Parallax diagram, Tycho Brahe's wall quadrant, Tycho Brahe portrait, Galileo project summary of Brahe, Tycho Brahe biography, Tycho Brahe "home page''
Category: Technology
Author: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Discovery of isosynchronous property of the pendulum (to be used for clocks and measurement)
Mediaitems: Galileo's pendulum experiments, Properties of Pendulum
Category: Technology
Author: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
The first astronomical pictures ever printed, from observations through a telescope, used to illustrate discoveries of craters on the moon, the 4 staelites of Jupiter and a vast number of stars never seen by unaided eyes
Mediaitems: Page 9v: craters on the moon, Cover page from Sidereus Nuncius, Works of Galileo: Starry Messenger
Category: Technology
Author: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Statistical analysis of observations on location of Tycho Brahe's star of 1572, based on idea that the most probable hypothesis is the one having the smallest (least absolute value) deviations
Mediaitems: Galileo portrait, Galileo biography
Category: Statistics & Graphics
Author: Christopher Wren (1632-1723)
Automatic recording device (the weather clock) producing a moving graph of temperature and wind direction (in polar coordinates)
Mediaitems: Wren portrait, Wren portrait, Wren catalog entry from the Galileo Project, Wren biography (St. Andrews)
Category: Technology