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Everybody, even without realizing it, is affected and makes use of the principles of force and motion. Getting out bed, throwing a basketball, and removing a bottle cap are just a few examples of how people need motion of produce a desired effect. Aristotle and Galileo were two scientists who both studied motiom, and who discovered defferent ways of explaining the theories behind motion.

Aristotle was born in Greece on 384 BC. His father had been a physician in the the courts of the Macedanian king, Amyntas2. When Aristotle was a child , he lost both parents and was brought up by a friend of family. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to obtain a collaege education. Later , he left one of the schools he attended, Plato's Academy, because he was discouraged at the institution's growing emphasis on mathematics and theory. Aristotle spent his last days in Chalcis; his life slepped away sometime during the year 322 BC .

His works was so extensive, that they influenced the way people thought for thousands of years to come.

Galileo was a scientist who was born on 1564 in Pisa. He was the son of a nobleman from the city of Florence. Galileo had been accepted as a medical student at the University of Padua located in nothern Italy. When he was 26 years old, he was appinted professorof mathematics at Pisa. Moreover, after his appiontment, he began to challenge the classical ideas of Aristotle. Galileo left Pisa before his term as professor ended, aparently forced out by difficulties and by his enraged opponents. At the Republic of Venice, he began to study astronomy. Because of his support of the suncentered theory, he gained even more enemies. Galileo died at the age of 78 in 1642 the...