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Schemmel, Matthias

The English Galileo

Schemmel, Matthias - The English Galileo, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Harriot’s Work on Motion in Context

1. Thomas Harriot: Practical Mathematician and Pioneer of Modern Science

2. Harriot and the Challenge of Projectile Motion

3. An Introduction to Harriot’s Manuscripts on Motion

2. Major Strands of Harriot’s Work on Motion

4. Mathematical Analysis of the Motion of Fall

5. Free Fall Experiments and Their Evaluation: The “Weight” of Falling Bodies

6. Free Fall Experiments and Their Evaluation: Motion in a Medium

7. Graphical Construction of Projectile Trajectories

8. Exploration of the Inclined-Plane Conception of Projectile Motion

3. Conclusion

9. Shared Knowledge and Alternative Solutions in Harriot’s and Galileo’s Work on Motion

5. Facsimile and Transcription

10. Notes and Conventions

11. Thomas Harriot’s Notes on Projectile Motion and the Fall of Bodies

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY / General PHI000000

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Page amount
418 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781402054990

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