What did Galileo have to do with Newton?


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Galileo was a direct influence on Newton's Law of Motion, which is directly connected to Galileo's concept of inertia. Newton's law of motion is often called the law of inertia.

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What did Galileo have to do with Newton?
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Newton's law of motion states that an object's natural tendency is to resist change in its movement. This tendency is referred to as inertia. Newton made it very clear that he was able to be successful and develop his ideals with the help of earlier scientists. Newton is often quoted as saying, 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.'' Galileo was possibly the largest influence on numerous aspects of Newton's work.

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