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Analytic Approach to Galileo’s Theorem on the Descent Time Along Two-Chord Paths in a Circle

Robert Mandl, Thomas Pühringer and Maximilian Thaler
The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 119, No. 6 (June‒July 2012), pp. 468-476
DOI: 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.119.06.468
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.119.06.468
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Analytic Approach to Galileo’s Theorem on the Descent Time Along Two-Chord Paths in a Circle
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Abstract We present an analytic proof and extensions of Galileo’s theorem comparing the descent time along one and two-chord paths in a circle.

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