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Is The Moon Held Up By A Spring? How Perspective Shapes Reality

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Thanks to http://www.audible.com/minutephysics for supporting this video, which is about how the way we describe the world can influence the way we perceive it. In particular, with regards to Bohmian mechanics, Schrodinger wave functions, Feynman path integrals, and Galilean moons attached to Jupiter by springs.

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REFERENCES:

Scans of Galileo’s notes:
http://www.dioi.org/galileo/scans.pdf
Scans of Galileo’s publication: http://www.chlt.org/sandbox/lhl/GalileoSkel1610/page.41.a.php?size=240x320

Comparison of Galileo’s observations with modern models: http://www.etwright.org/astro/sidnunj.html

Latin version of Galileo’s publication on wikimedia: https://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Sidereus\_nuncius

Galilean moons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galilean\_moons

Jupiter viewed from its north and south poles: http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados07/jupiter/juppol2007\_05\_25-27dp.jpg

Centrifugal & Coriolis Forces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal\_force
Coriolis Force: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis\_force
Fictitious Forces in rotating reference frames: http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath633/kmath633.htm

Dilithium molecule:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilithium

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