A History of Mechanics
Dover Publications, 1988 - 662 стор.
"A remarkable work which will remain a document of the first rank for the historian of mechanics." -- Louis de Broglie
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THE STATICs of ARCHIMEDEs. Unlike Aristotle, whose mechanics is integrated
into a theory of physics which goes so far as to incorporate a system of the world,
Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) made of statics an autonomous theoretical science, ...
Proposition VI in its entirety in order to illustrate the nature of Archimedes' logical
apparatus. This should not be allowed, however, to create too great an illusion of
power. Indeed, Archimedes assumes in this proof that the load on the fulcrum of ...
The first Book of the treatise On Floating Bodies concludes with the following
hypothesis—“We suppose that bodies which are thrust upwards all follow the
vertical which passes through their centre of gravity.” In Book II, Archimedes
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