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The science of mechanics in the Middle Ages

Author: Marshall Clagett
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1959.
Series: University of Wisconsin publications in medieval science, 4.
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clagett, Marshall, 1916-2005.
Science of mechanics in the Middle Ages.
Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1959
(OCoLC)594772053
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Clagett
OCLC Number: 537120
Awards: History of Science Society Pfizer Award, 1960.
Description: xxix, 711 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Medieval statics. The Greek and Arabic forerunners of medieval statics --
Jordanus de Nemore and medieval Latin statics --
pt. II. Medieval kinematics. Gerard of Brussels and the origins of kinematics in the West --
The emergence of kinematics at Merton College --
The Merton theoren of uniform acceleration --
The application of two-dimensional geometry to kinematics --
pt. III. Medieval dynamics. Aristotelian mechanics and Bradwardine's dynamic law of movement --
John Buridan and the impetus theory of projectile motion --
The free fall of bodies --
Mechanics and cosmology --
pt. IV. The fate and scope of Medieval mechanics. The reception and spread of the English and French physics, 1350-1600 --
Medieval mechanics in retrospect.
Series Title: University of Wisconsin publications in medieval science, 4.
Responsibility: Marshall Clagett.

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