Mass
Forces and Motion

Galileo’s prank letters

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

During his time in Venice, Galileo and a friend sent letters to a Jesuit priest pretending to be a rich widow with religious doubts. Galileo also wrote to a former colleague, a mathematics professor at the University of Padua, pretending to be an amateur mathematician who needed help.

References

ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM

Have a Physics Teaching Question?

Want to ask it in a safe, friendly, knowledgeable environment? TalkPhysics is an online community for anyone involved in the teaching of pre-19 physics.

Visit TalkPhysics