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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chapter TWO GALILEO AND TORRICELLI 1. GALILEo's STATICs. Galileo (1564-
1642) started his scientific career in the way that was customary in his time, by
annotating Aristotle's De Caelo. His manuscript remained unpublished until 1888
GALILEo AND HYDROSTATICs. Galileo took up the study of hydrostatics in a
manuscript called Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno in su l'acqua o che in
quella si muovono. This was published at Florence in 1612. Essentially, his ...
Further, Galileo related the properties of the equilibrium of floating bodies to the
principle of virtual velocities. Like his contemporaries, Galileo also believed in the
horror vacui (resistenza del vacuo). However, it is reported that he was very ...
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