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The birth of a new physics

Author: I Bernard Cohen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Bernard Cohen
ISBN: 0393019942 9780393019940 0393300455 9780393300451
OCLC Number: 11442169
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The physics of a moving Earth --
2. The old physics --
3. The Earth and the universe --
4. Exploring the depths of the universe --
5. Toward an inertial physics --
6. Kepler's celestial music --
7. The grand design : a new physics --
SUPPLEMENTS --
1. Galileo and the telescope --
2. What Galileo "saw" in the heavens --
3. Galileo's experiments on free fall --
4. Galileo's experimental foundation of the science of motion --
5. Did Galileo ever believe that in uniformly accelerated motion the speed is proportional to the distance? --
6. The hypothetico-deductive model --
7. Galileo and the medieval science of motion --
8. Kepler, Descartes, and Gassendi on inertia --
9. Galileo's discovery of the parabolic path --
10. A summary of Galileo's major discoveries in the science of motion --
11. Newton's debt to Hooke : the analysis of curvilinear orbital motion --
12. The inertia of planets and comets --
13. Proof that an elliptical planetary orbit follows from the inverse-square law --
14. Newton and the apple : Newton's discovery of the v 2/r law --
15. Newton on "gravitational" and "inertial" mass --
16. Newton's steps to universal gravity.
Responsibility: by I. Bernard Cohen.

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