Galilei, Galileo, The systems of the world, 1661

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SALV. You ſee then, that the Propoſition which ſaith, that
the motion by the perpendicular is more ſwift than by the incli­
nation, holds not true univerſally, but onely of the motions,
which begin from the extremity, namely from the point of reſt:
without which reſtriction, the Propoſition would be ſo deficient,
that its very direct contrary might be true; namely, that the mo­
tion in the inclining plane is ſwifter than in the perpendicular:
for it is certain, that in the ſaid inclination, we may take a ſpace
paſt by the moveable in leſs time, than the like ſpace paſt in the
perpendicular.
Now becauſe the motion in the inclination is in
ſome places more, in ſome leſs, than in the perpendicular; there­
fore in ſome places of the inclination, the time of motion of the
moveable, ſhall have a greater proportion to the time of the motion
of the moveable, by ſome places of the perpendicular, than the
ſpace paſſed, to the ſpace paſſed: and in other places, the pro­
portion of the time to the time, ſhall be leſs than that of the
ſpace to the ſpace.
As for example: two moveables departing
from their quieſcence, namely, from the point C, one by the per­
pendicular C B, [in Fig. 4.] and the other by the inclination C A,
in the time that, in the perpendicular, the moveable ſhall have
paſt all C B, the other ſhall have paſt C T leſſer.
And therefore
the time by C T, to the time by C B (which is equal) ſhall have
a greater proportion than the line C T to C B, being that the
ſame to the leſs, hath a greater proportion than to the greater.
And on the contrary, if in C A, prolonged as much as is requi­
ſite, one ſhould take a part equal to C B, but paſt in a ſhorter
time; the time in the inclination ſhall have a leſs proportion to
the time in the perpendicular, than the ſpace to the ſpace.
If
therefore in the inclination and perpendicular, we may ſuppoſe
ſuch ſpaces and velocities, that the proportion between the ſaid
ſpaces be greater and leſs than the proportion of the times; we
may eaſily grant, that there are alſo ſpaces, by which the times
of the motions retain the ſame proportion as the ſpaces.

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