Ascent of Man – The Mountain Scientists: Weighing the Earth and Air Pressure

Ascent of Man – The Mountain Scientists: Weighing the Earth and Air Pressure

The mountain Schiehallion tells a story, a fairly stunning story that started with the birth of science in the pre-Greek era and went through Galileo in 17th Century and onto Robert Hooke who suggested that gravitational forces are dependant on the an inverse square of the distant. As a result Sir Isaac Newton managed to derive mathematical proofs of Kepler’s law’s of planetary motion. Newton wrote this down in his Principia Mathematica, one of the…

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