Exploring the Limits of Preclassical Mechanics

Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
A Study of Conceptual Development in Early Modern Science: Free Fall and Compounded Motion in the Work of Descartes, Galileo and Beeckman
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The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. For this new edition, the authors include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper into the debate between Descartes and Hobbes on the explanation of refraction. They also provide significant new material on the early development of Galileo's work on mechanics and the law of fall.
Introduction Concepts and Inference: Descartes and Beeckman on the Fall of Bodies Conservation and Contrariety: The Logical Foundations of Cartesian Physics Proofs and Paradoxes: Free Fall and Projectile Motion in Galileo's Physics Epilogue Documents Bibliography Indices
The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. For this new edition, the authors include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper into the debate between Descartes and Hobbes on the explanation of refraction. They also provide significant new material on the early development of Galileo's work on mechanics and the law of fall.
Autor: Peter Damerow, Gideon Freudenthal, Peter McLaughlin, Jürgen Renn
Inhaltsangabe* Introduction * Concepts and Inference: Descartes and Beeckman on the Fall of Bodies * Conservation and Contrariety: The Logical Foundations of Cartesian Physics * Proofs and Paradoxes: Free Fall and Projectile Motion in Galileo's Physics * Epilogue * Documents * Bibliography * Indices
Autor: Peter Damerow
ISBN-13:: 9780387205731
ISBN: 038720573X
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.2004
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 728g
Seiten: 412
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 04002, 2. A
Sonstiges: Buch, 244x164x25 mm, 79 Abb.