Mechanics and cosmology
in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

Edited by Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Sophie Roux

2007, cm 17 x 24, xvi-204 pp.

ISBN: 9788822256614

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A reconstruction of the paths followed by mechanical and cosmological ideas in the period between the appearance of heliocentrism in De Revolutionibus of Copernicus (1543) and the presentation of new mechanics in Principia mathematica of Isaac Newton (1687). The first part identifies factors of both permanence and transformation from the Middle Ages onwards, the second part focuses on the early reception of Copernicus while the third is devoted to different interactions between cosmology and the new science of motion.

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