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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

Peter Damerow, Gideon Freudenthal, Peter McLaughlin, and J&uumlrgen Renn
Publisher: 
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
412
Format: 
Hardcover
Edition: 
2
Series: 
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Price: 
99.00
ISBN: 
038720573-X
Category: 
Monograph
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Introduction . 1
Chapter 1
Concept and Inference: Descartes and Beeckman
on the Fall of Bodies . 9
Chapter 2
Conservation and Contrariety: The
Logical Foundations of Cartesian Physics . 71
Chapter 3
Proofs and Paradoxes: Free Fall and Projectile
Motion in Galileo's Physics . 135
Chapter 4
Epilogue . 279
Chapter 5
Documents . 287
Bibliography . 383
Indices . 405

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