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Mathematics and its applications to science and natural philosophy in the Middle Ages : essays in honor of Marshall Clagett

Author: Marshall Clagett; Edward Grant; John Emery Murdoch
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Marshall Clagett; Marshall Clagett; Marshall Clagett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Clagett; Edward Grant; John Emery Murdoch
ISBN: 052132260X 9780521322607
OCLC Number: 14215161
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pure mathematics: The medieval tradition of Archimedes' Sphere and cylinder / Wilbur Knorr --
Applied mathematics: Colonizing the world for mathematics: the diversity of medieval strategies / A. George Molland --
pt. 1. Natural philosophy: Mathematical physics and imagination on the work of Oxford calculators: Roger Swineshead's On natural motions / Edith D. Sylla --
Thomas Bradwardine: mathematics and continuity in the fourteenth century / John E. Murdoch --
pt. 2. Astronomy and cosmology: Plinian astronomical diagrams in the early Middle Ages / Bruce Eastwood --
Coordinates and categories: the graphical representation of functions in medieval astronomy / J.D. North --
Eccentrics and epicycles in medieval cosmology / Edward Grant --
pt. 3. Optics: Psychology versus mathematics: Ptolemy and Alhazen on the moon illusion / A.I. Sabra --
Roger Bacon and the origins of perspectiva in the West / David C. Lindberg --
Mathematics and experiment in Witelo's Perspectiva / Sabetai Unguru --
pt. 4. Medicine: The two faces of a medical career: Jordanus de Turre of Montpellier / Michael R. McVaugh.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Grant, John E. Murdoch.
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