From Galileo to Newton

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1981 - Science - 379 pages
The near century (1630?1720) that separates the important astronomical findings of Galileo Galilei ˙(1564?1642) and the vastly influential mathematical work of Sir Isaac Newton (1642?1727) represents a pivotal stage of transition in the history of science. Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by˙Galileo and culminating in Newton's˙achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.

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Contents

SCIENCE IN TRANSITION 16301650
17
THE GALILEAN REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS
36
NATURES LANGUAGE
78
THE METHOD OF SCIENCE
103
FLORENCE LONDON PARIS
132
EXPLORING THE LARGE AND THE SMALL
155
PROBLEMS OF LIVING THINGS
175
ELEMENTS AND PARTICLES
216
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
244
NEWTON AND THE WORLD OF LAW
276
THE AGE OF NEWTON
307
EPILOGUE
329
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