Galileo Galilei

Le mecaniche

Edizione critica e saggio introduttivo
di Romano Gatto

2002, cm 15 x 21, ccxvi-170 pp. con molte ill. n.t.

ISBN: 9788822251428

Add to «My wish list»
€ 30,00
 
  • About this book
  • Authors

The critical edition of the two versions (called the short and the long version) of a treatise on elementary machines composed, but never passed on for publication, by Galileo. The treatise was eventually published in 1891 by Antonio Favaro under the title of «Le Mecaniche», in the second volume of the «Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Galileo Galilei». Preceded by an ample introductory essay on several aspects of pre-Galilean mechanics and the contributions offered by this work to the birth of modern 'statics'.

Galileo Galilei

Romano Gatto
Romano Gatto is a historian of Mathematics. Until 2010 he was Professor of the History of Mathematics and Complementary Mathematics with the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Basilicata. He has taken part in various international research projects, particularly on the History of Mechanics. He is the author of many works, including R. Gatto, Tra scienza e immaginazione. Le matematiche presso il Collegio gesuitico napoletano (1552-1670 ca.) (Florence: Olschki, 1994); R. Gatto, La meccanica a Napoli ai tempi di Galileo. In appendice De Gli Elementi Mechanici di Colantonio Stigliola e le inedite Mechaniche mie di Davide Imperiali (Naples: La Città del Sole, 1996); Galileo Galilei “Le Mecaniche”. Edizione critica e saggio introduttivo di Romano Gatto (Florence: Olschki, 2002).
(marzo 2016)