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The Dialogue and other Copernican works remained on the Index until 1822, when at long last the College of Cardinals declared it permissible to teach the Copernican theory in Catholic countries. So the infallible Church had to recant its earlier view. ” After several months of detention or semi-detention Galilei was allowed to live in seclusion at Arcetri near Florence. His devotion to science remained unabated. But henceforth he confined himself to investigations which were not likely to bring him into conflict with the Church.

19). The upper bucket con­ tained water, the lower one was empty. A weight was suspended from the other arm of the balance so that the system was in equili­ brium^ The water from the upper bucket was then allowed to 48 HISTORY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND PHILOSOPHY flow (through an opening in the bottom o f this bucket) into the lower bucket. Galilei looked out for the effect o f the impact o f the water on reaching the lower bucket; but there appeared to be none. For a moment at first the arm carrying the buckets actually rose slightly, as if the system of buckets had become lighter.

10] the time in which the space CD is traversed by a body which starts from rest at C and is uniformly accelerated; let the final and c highest value of the speed gained during the interval AB be represented by the line EB drawn at right angles to A B ; draw the line AE, then all lines drawn from equidistant points on AB and parallel to BE will represent the increasing values o f the speed, beginning with the instant A. Let the point F bisect the line EB; draw FG parallel to BA, and G A parallel to FB, thus forming a parallelo­ gram AGFB which will be equal in area to the triangle AEB, since the side GF bisects the side AE at the point I ; for if the parallel lines in the triangle AEB are extended to GI, then the sum o f all the parallels contained in the quadrilateral Illustr i o — The *s e

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