# [Answer] How does Newton’s first law of motion relate to Galileo’s concept of inertia?

###### Answer: Newton refined Galileo’s concept of inertia and made it his first law of motion.
How does Newton’s first law of motion relate to Galileo’s concept of inertia?

Before the Renaissance the most generally accepted theory of motion in Western philosophy was based on Aristotlewho around about 335 BC to 322 BC said that in the absence of an external motive power all objects (on Earth) would come to rest and that moving objects only continue to move so long as there is a power inducing them to do so. Aristotle explained the continued motion of projectiles which are separated from their projector by the action of the surrounding medium which continues to move the p…

Inertia – Wikipedia

Inertia – Wikipedia

Newton’s laws of motion – Wikipedia

Newton’s first law of motion states that objects continue to move in a state of constant velocity unless acted upon by an external net force (resultant force). This law is an extension of Galileo’s insight that constant velocity was associated with a lack of …

In classical mechanics Newton’s laws of motion are three laws that describe the relationship between the motion of an object and the forces act…