Mechanics and Natural Philosophy before the Scientific Revolution by Walter Roy LairdMechanics and Natural Philosophy before the Scientific Revolution by Walter Roy Laird

Mechanics and Natural Philosophy before the Scientific Revolution

EditorWalter Roy Laird

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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This volume deals with a variety of moments in the history of mechanics when conflicts arose within one textual tradition, between different traditions, or between textual traditions and the wider world of practice. Its purpose is to show how the accommodations sometimes made in the course of these conflicts ultimately contributed to the emergence of modern mechanics.
Title:Mechanics and Natural Philosophy before the Scientific RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048174910

ISBN - 13:9789048174911

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Table of Contents

Roy Laird and Sophie Roux Introduction1. Ancient and Medieval Mechanics Mark J. Schiefsky Theory and Practice in Heron's MechanicsJean Celeyrette Bradwardine's Rule: A Mathematical Law?Edith Dudley Sylla The Origin and Fate of Thomas Bradwardine's De proportionibus velocitatum in motibus in Relation to the History of MathematicsJürgen Sarnowsky Concepts of Impetus and the History of Mechanics2. The Reappropriation and Transformation of Ancient MechanicsChristiane Vilain Circular and Rectilinear Motion in the Mechanica and in the Sixteenth CenturyWalter Roy Laird Nature, Mechanics, and Voluntary Movement in Giuseppe Moletti's Lectures on the Pseudo-Aristotelian MechanicaMario Otto Helbing Mechanics and Natural Philosophy in Sixteenth Century Pisa: Cesalpino and Buonamici, Humanist Masters in the Faculty of ArtsEgidio Festa and Sophie Roux The Enigma of the Inclined Plane from Heron to Galileo3. Mechanics in New ContextsJochen Büttner The Pendulum as a Challenging Object in Early-Modern PeriodVictor Navarro-Brontons Mechanics in Spain at the end of the Sixteenth Century and the Madrid Academy of MathematicsGert Vanpaemel Mechanics and Mechanical Philosophy in some Jesuit Mathematical Textbooks of the Early Seventeenth Century