By Nancy Nahra
When she took off on her epic flight around the globe on June 1, 1937, Amelia Earhart had already earned her position in twentieth-century historical past. She used to be the 1st lady (and moment individual) to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. She set greater than a dozen documents within the dangerous early days of aviation: She was once the 1st pilot to fly nonstop around the continental usa and the 1st to fly from Honolulu to California. regardless of these accomplishments, she remained modest, self-effacing, and fascinating, counting mechanics, rival pilots, and primary girl Eleanor Roosevelt between her shut associates. yet our enduring fascination along with her stems principally from the secret of her ultimate flight, whilst she and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean greater than seventy-five years in the past. Her disappearance has come to overshadow her existence, yet she used to be extra – even more. here's her unforgettable tale.
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Galileo uses the term periculum for test or experiment five times in the De Motu treatises (Schmitt 1981 :VIII, 114-23). One occurrence is in connection with the basic supposition behind his reasoning, the Aristotelian principle that speed of fall is directly proportional to the falling body's weight, amended now to be its weight in the medium as opposed to its absolute weight. Galileo says that if one performs the periculum the proposed proportionality will not actually be observed, and he attributes the discrepancy to "accidental causes" (ENH273).
I started my research on that subject at about the same time Drake was beginning his work on watermarks and have reported my findings in publications since then, principally 1981, 1984a, 1990, and 1992a, b. The path was tortuous and need not be reviewed here. The main conclusions were that the two manuscripts with the closest connections to the Jesuits, 27 and 46, were both composed at Pisa, the first in early 1589 and the second in late 1589 or early 1590 (Wallace, 1992^39, 57). The logic notes of manuscript 27 consist of two treatises relating to Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, one dealing with foreknowledge required for demonstration and the other with demonstration itself.
More likely, it was composed toward the end of 15 90, when he wrote to his father requesting that his copy of the Sfera be sent to him at Pisa [Sfera here meaning the text with Clavius's commentary), and when he was writing the De caelo portion of Manuscript 46 containing the extract from Clavius (Wallace 1983, I984a:255-6i). A striking but often unnoticed feature of Galileo's thought is his extraordinary grasp of Aristotelian teaching and his ability to engage the Peripatetics of his day on fine points of their interpretations.
Amelia by Nancy Nahra