Monday, May 10, 2004

RedNova News: Is It Possible That Galileo Was Wrong?

"Some modern theories actually suggest that the acceleration of gravity does depend on the material composition of the object in a very subtle way,' says Jim Williams, a physicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). If so, the theory of relativity would need re-writing; there would be a revolution in physics."
Uh-oh. Now all those kids in basic mechanics classes can use this on their homework. Is this going to tell them enough to allow them to connect quantum mechanics with Newtonian physics, I doubt it, but it is very interesting.

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