Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 22:54:09 +0000

Author: "paul fechtmeister"

Subject: Re: Galileo Galilei


Hey Zig,

what kind of rubber/plastic  do you use for the membrane for your vortex/smoke ring cannon thingy?  I'm sure it's McMaster Carr but I'm thinking of making mine out of a standard metal trash can......I just want to get the rubber right.....

I sat in on your clinic at the Boise AAPT meeting..... enjoyed the demos.....


Paul Fechtmeister

>From: "Zigmund J. Peacock"
>Subject: Re: Galileo Galilei
>Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 07:04:51 -0700
>Tappers, it is a little known fact that as Gallileo was rolling balls down an
>incline he did not time them with water drops etc. Rather he used the inate
>sense of time that musicians [which he was also] seem to have.
> It turns out that the musical mind can accurately recognize timing to 1/64
>of a second.
> Think of a piece of music you know well and one of the first ways you
>recognize you favourite performer is the beat associated with them.
> My bit for Monday. Zig
> > "Galilei was born in Pisa in 1564, the son of Vincenzo Galilei, well known
> > for his studies of music, and Giulia Ammannati. He studied at Pisa, where he
> > later held the chair in mathematics from 1589 - 1592.
>Zigmund J. Peacock
>University of Utah/Physics
>115 SOUTH 1400 EAST #201 Tel 801 581 6602
>SALT LAKE CITY UT 84112-0830 Fax 801 581 4801
> "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in
>the night to do violence to those who would do us harm"
> -- George Orwell
> "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good
>men do nothing!"
> -- Edmund Burke