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Mathematical Treasure: Galileo's 'Dialogues' in English

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Thomas Salusbury (ca. 1620 – ca. 1665) was an English mathematician and translator. He translated several works of physics and mathematics into English. He was an admirer of Galileo, wrote a book on his life and work, and in 1661 published Galileo’s The Systeme of the World in Four Dialogues in the English language ("Inglished from the Original Italian Copy").

Title page of The Systeme of the World in Four Dialogues, translated by Thomas Salusbury from the work of Galileo, 1661

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Galileo's 'Dialogues' in English," Convergence (October 2018)

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