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Early physics and astronomy : a historical introduction

Author: Olaf Pedersen; Mogens Pihl
Publisher: London : MacDonald and Janes ; New York : American Elsevier, 1974.
Series: History of science library (Macdonald & Co.)
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Genre/Form: History
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Pedersen, Olaf.
Early physics and astronomy.
London : MacDonald and Janes ; New York : American Elsevier, 1974
(OCoLC)624973956
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olaf Pedersen; Mogens Pihl
ISBN: 0356041220 9780356041223 0444195750 9780444195753
OCLC Number: 1094297
Notes: Rev. translation of Historisk Indledning til den Klassiske Fysik.
Description: 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Science before the Greeks --
The new concept of nature --
Plato and Greek mathematics --
Aristotle and the knowledge of nature --
Practical astronomy --
Early Greek cosmology --
Mathematical astronomy --
The foundations of statics --
Dynamics in antiquity --
The conception of light and sound --
The structure of material substances --
Properties of matter and chemical change --
The transmission of Greek science --
Experimental physics in the Middle Ages --
The development of statics --
The establishment of kinematics --
Force and motion in the Middle Ages --
Mediaeval astronomy --
The change called Renaissance --
The reform of astronomy.
Series Title: History of science library (Macdonald & Co.)
Responsibility: Olaf Pedersen and Mogens Pihl.

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