case1001: Galileo's Data on the Motion of Falling Bodies

Description Usage Format Source Examples

Description

In 1609 Galileo proved mathematically that the trajectory of a body falling with a horizontal velocity component is a parabola. His search for an experimental setting in which horizontal motion was not affected appreciably (to study inertia) let him to construct a certain apparatus. The data comes from one of his experiments.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 7 observations on the following 2 variables.

Distance

horizontal distances (in punti)

Height

initial height (in punti)

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2002). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (2nd ed), Duxbury.

Examples

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str(case1001)
plot(Distance ~ Height, case1001)

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