Carlo Santagata theoretical physics

Galileo's Fall
In November 1985 Liguori Editore of Napoli published one of my works from the title Considerations on the Principia of General Relativity, in which I showed the Law of fall of the bodies formulated by Galileo Galilei around four hundred years ago, according to which, in absence of air, a feather and an armed wagon, if allowed to fall together from a certain height, they would reach the ground contemporarily, it doesn't correspond to the truth. It's immediate to reach this conclusion according to which the heaviest body would reach the ground before the feather in an infinitesimal lapse of time, and that's still nowadays of difficult experimental determination. That's what can be theoretically established and with well precise formulas according to the Law of Universal Gravitation of the insuperable Newton (v. I Principia UTET) who did not mind it (v. On Newton’s Paradoxes Longobardi Editore (2002) or ). The Official Science, despite the various solicitations, by hiding itself behind a finger, persists to defend the formulation given by Galileo even because it constitutes one of the fundamental postulations of the General Relativity and therefore, to all loss of the consequent and thick scientific progress that is behind this first newtonian result, it denies matters of inestimable scientific greatness and the motive is easily realized. In 1986 in a Conference held at Palazzo Serra in Cassano (Naples), the great Italian physicist Tullio Regge agreed with me (see Kepler's third law deducted from Newton's theory that contains the masses of the planets) that with Newton the law of Galileo suffers a re-reading as already said, but, as good defender of the General Relativity, He sustained that the effect was so small to be significant for Einstein's theory. But the science, as Regge sustains himself, cannot be done as a referendum, neither it can grow fond with unbearable intuitions only sustained with an experiment (where do we put Galileo’s experimental method ?). Let's notice that in July the 9th 2009 Piero Angela's SuperQuark show, the physicist Paco Lanciano showed how suggestively two pendulums of very different weight (1 Kg. and 10 Kgs)oscillate in unison.......

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