The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics / Edition 1

The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics / Edition 1

by Richard S. Westfall
     
 

First published by Wiley in 1971. This is an introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century. Instead of simply listing discoveries, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate facts into a coherent and comprehensive whole. See more details below

Overview

First published by Wiley in 1971. This is an introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century. Instead of simply listing discoveries, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate facts into a coherent and comprehensive whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521292955
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1978
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Celestial dynamics and terrestrial mechanics; 2. The mechanical philosophy; 3. Mechanical science; 4. Mechanical chemistry; 5. Biology and the mechanical philosophy; 6. Organization of the scientific enterprise; 7. The science of mechanics; 8. Newtonian dynamics; Index.

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