Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics : a study of conceptual development in early modern science: free fall and compounded motion in the work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics : a study of conceptual development in early modern science: free fall and compounded motion in the work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman

Author: Peter Damerow
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2004.
Series: Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: René Descartes; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Beeckman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Damerow
ISBN: 038720573X 9780387205731
OCLC Number: 53443182
Description: xix, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Concept and inference : Descartes and Beeckman on the fall of bodies --
Ch. 2. Conservation and contrariety : the logical foundations of Cartesian physics --
Ch. 3. Proofs and paradoxes : free fall and projectile motion in Galileo's physics --
Ch. 4. Epilogue --
Ch. 5. Documents.
Series Title: Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Responsibility: Peter Damerow [and others].
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