Mechanics and Natural Philosophy Before the Scientific Revolution

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5966-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-5967-4 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-11

  2. Ancient and Medieval Mechanics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 12-12

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      Pages 15-49

      Theory and Practice in Heron’S Mechanics

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      Pages 51-66

      Bradwardine’S Rule: A Mathematical Law?

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      Pages 67-119

      The Origin and Fate of Thomas Bradwardine’S De Proportionibus Velocitatum in Motibus in Relation to the History of Mathematics

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      Pages 121-145

      Concepts of Impetus and the History of Mechanics

  3. The Reappropriation and Transformation of Ancient Mechanics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 146-146

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      Pages 149-172

      Circular and Rectilinear Motion in the Mechanica and in the 16th Century

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      Pages 173-183

      Nature, Mechanics, and Voluntary Movement in Giuseppe Moletti’S Lectures on The Pseudo-Aristotelian Mechanica

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      Pages 185-193

      Mechanics and Natural Philosophy in Late 16th-Century Pisa: Cesalpino and Buonamici, Humanist Masters of The Faculty of Arts

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      Pages 195-220

      The Enigma of the Inclined Plane from Heron to Galileo

  4. Mechanics in New Contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221

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      Pages 223-237

      The Pendulum as A Challenging Object in Early-Modern Mechanics

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      Pages 239-258

      Mechanics in Spain at the End of the 16th Century and the Madrid Academy of Mathematics

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      Pages 259-274

      Mechanics and Mechanical Philosophy in some Jesuit Mathematical Textbooks of the Early 17th Century

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 275-306