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Thinking with objects : the transformation of mechanics in the seventeenth century

Author: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining objects helps us appreciate the shift from the study to the practice of mechanics and challenges artificial dichotomies among practical and conceptual pursuits, mathematics, and experiment.

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Bertoloni Meli, Domenico.
Thinking with objects.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006002642
(OCoLC)63692555
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Bertoloni Meli
ISBN: 9780801889448 0801889448
OCLC Number: 213305603
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machines in the field, in the book, and in the study --
Floating bodies and a mathematical science of motion --
The formulation of new mathematical sciences --
Novel reflections and quantitative experiments --
The motion and collision of particles intermezzo. Generational and institutional changes --
The equilibrium and motion of liquids --
Projected, oscillating, and orbiting bodies --
Colliding bodies, springs, and beams --
A new world-system --
Causes, conservation, and the new mathematics --
Conclusion. Mapping the transformations of mechanics.
Responsibility: Domenico Bertoloni Meli.

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