Galileo's Inclined Plane Simulation
- Juan Carlos Ponce Campuzano
The applet on the next page shows a geometric representation of Galileo’s experiment. The inclined plane is represented with a right-angled triangle. The ball is represented with a circle. Finally, in this case, the water clock is represented with a rectangle depicting the tube or pipe that is collecting running water. We are to compare the height of the water with the distance covered by the ball.