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ished with the distance.
It was reserved for Newton to determine that it decreased as the square of the distance.
Alhazen determined correctly the relation between the velocities, spaces, and times of falling bodies.
The University of Cordova was the intellectual center of Europe in his day. The Khalif Alkamen's library was so large that its catalogue filled 40 volumes.
The people of Cordova could walk paved streets at night 10 miles in a straight line, by the light of public lamps, when London and Paris were dark and dismal mud-holes.
Galileo, born 1564, considered the subject of acceleration of force, and determined the relation between the spaces of descent and the times.
He used inclined planes, by the aid of which he conveniently diminished the velocity without changing the nature of the result.
The first boring-tool may be assumed to have been an awl of some kind.
Pliny states that Daedalus invented the gimlet, — 1240 B. C. It was destitute of a screw-point,