Galileo’s discovery of scaling laws

@article{Peterson2001GalileosDO,
  title={Galileo’s discovery of scaling laws},
  author={M. Peterson},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={70},
  pages={575-580}
}
  • M. Peterson
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
Galileo’s realization that nature is not scale invariant motivated his subsequent discovery of scaling laws. His thinking is traced to two lectures he gave on the geography of Dante’s Inferno. 
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