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The natural philosophy of Galileo; essay on the origins and formation of classical mechanics.

Author: Maurice Clavelin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tries to assess Galileo's work in its historical singularity. It is constructed around a precise question: How did Galileo create the modern science of motion? Starting from this question, I shall go on to determine as accurately as I can what concepts and methods helped classical mechanics to take shape." [Preface].
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Clavelin, Maurice.
Natural philosophy of Galileo.
Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1974]
(OCoLC)557626065
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Clavelin
ISBN: 0262030500 9780262030502
OCLC Number: 805844
Language Note: Translation of: La philosophie naturelle de Galilée.
Notes: Translation of La philosophie naturelle de Galilée.
Description: xxiii, 498 pages illustrations 23 cm
Other Titles: Philosophie naturelle de Galilée.
Responsibility: Translated by A.J. Pomerans.

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"This book tries to assess Galileo's work in its historical singularity. It is constructed around a precise question: How did Galileo create the modern science of motion? Starting from this question, I shall go on to determine as accurately as I can what concepts and methods helped classical mechanics to take shape." [Preface].

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