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Type: Artigo
Title: Einstein contra Aristotle: the sound from the heavens
Author: Neves, J.C.S.
Abstract: In On the Heavens Aristotle criticizes the Pythagorean point of view which claims the existence of a cosmic music and a cosmic sound. According to the Pythagorean argument, there exists a cosmic music produced by stars and planets. These celestial bodies generate sound in itsmovements, and the music appears due to the cosmic harmony. For Aristotle, there is no sound produced by celestial bodies. Then, there is no music as well. However, recently, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Waves Observatory) has detected the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.In some sense, a sound originated from black holes has been heard. That is, Einstein or the General Relativity and LIGO appear to be with the Pythagoreanism and against the master of the Lyceum
Subject: Aristóteles
Ondas gravitacionais
Country: Canadá
Editor: Physics Essays Publication
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.4006/0836-1398-30.3.279
Date Issue: 2017
Appears in Collections:IMECC - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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