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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Swinging and Rolling

Unveiling Galileo's unorthodox path from a challenging problem to a new science

Authors: Büttner, Jochen

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  • -Offers a completely novel  interpretation of the evolution of Galileo’s new science of motion 
  • -Exposes Galileo’s pivotal attempt to relate swinging and rolling motion 
  • -Provides a rigorous reexamination of Galileos working notes
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This volume explores the reorganisation of knowledge taking place in the course of Galileo's research process extending over a period of more than thirty years, pursued within a network of exchanges with his contemporaries, and documented by a vast collection of research notes. It has revealed the challenging objects that motivated and shaped Galileo's thinking and closely followed the knowledge reorganization engendered by theses challenges. It has thus turned out, for example, that the problem of reducing the properties of pendulum motion to the laws governing naturally accelerated motion on inclined planes was the mainspring for the formation of Galileo's comprehensive theory of naturally accelerated motion.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1594-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1592-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swinging and Rolling
Book Subtitle
Unveiling Galileo's unorthodox path from a challenging problem to a new science
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
335
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1594-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1594-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1592-6
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 472
Number of Illustrations
195 b/w illustrations
Topics