A History of Mechanics
Courier Corporation, 7 лист. 2012 р. - 688 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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To Aristotle himself, just as much in his Treatise on the Heavens, (H£Ql odgowofi)
as in his Physics, concepts belonging to mechanics were not differentiated from
concepts having a more general significance. Thus the notion of movement ...
Aristotle then assumes that, in contrast to solid bodies, air spontaneously
preserves the impulsion which it receives when the projectile is thrown, and that it
can in consequence act as the motive agency during the projectile's flight. This
centre. In Aristotle's sense, the body will have a natural falling motion due to
gravity, and will be carried horizontally in a violent motion. Consider different
moving bodies unequally distant from the centre of a circle and on the same
way by Aristotle. In particular, Aristotle did not identify it with the centre of gravity,
of which he was ignorant.1 In this same treatise Aristotle repeatedly enumerates
the arguments for the spherical figure of the Earth. He distinguishes a posteriori ...
The appeal to the doctrine of impetus in Oresme's thesis, which was used to
destroy that of Aristotle, is especially important. In the religious fiels the Church in
the XIIIth Century, tolerant because of its power, had the wisdom to brush aside