explain galileo's law of oddd numbers

Asked by manisha | 2nd Sep, 2012, 03:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Galileo’s law of odd number is distance covered by the free falling object is increased by an odd number in successive time interval. Suppose a body is dropped from some height and it falls under the gravity. Again, suppose that body covers 1 unit of distance in 1 sec then according to this law in next second body will cover a distance of 3 units and then 5 units and so on….
Time distance covered in nth second total distance covered form initial point
1sec 1 unit 1 unit
2sec 3 units 1+3=4 units
3sec 5 units 4+5=9 units
4sec 7 units 9+7= 16 units
this can be derieved using the second equation of motion very easily, but galileo found it other way mainly by  observations.

Answered by  | 15th Oct, 2012, 01:35: AM

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