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Galileo was a real physicist and mathematician besides being an astronomer. But what were his contributions to mechanics like throw and fall and collision? Did he perhaps already know Newton's first law a little bit?

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His most important contribution was the Principle of Galilean Relativity. His second most important contribution was his inclined plane experiment which showed all bodies accelerate at the same rate independent of their masses.

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