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Natural Philosophy

  • Francis J. Murray
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG, volume 12)

Abstract

During the Renaissance there was a tremendous European interest in mathematics and it produced a more sophisticated and effective algebra. This algebra was combined with various geometric procedures and other concepts to yield the methods of analysis. In classical mathematics quantitative methods were applicable only to “numbers,” i.e., natural or mixed, and a limited range of geometric magnitudes. The new analysis represented an extension of quantitative procedures to a much larger domain of experience including, kinetics, dynamics, the properties of matter, and to a far more general “analytic” geometry. This was the critical intellectual achievement that produced the modern exact sciences.

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Euler Equation Differential Form Dover Publication Gear Tooth Virtual Displacement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis J. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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