Mathematics and its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Marshall Clagett

Mathematics and its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Marshall Clagett

by Edward Grant, John Emery Murdoch
     
 

Eleven distinguished historians of science explore natural philosophy and mathematics in the Middle Ages.See more details below

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Eleven distinguished historians of science explore natural philosophy and mathematics in the Middle Ages.

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ISBN-13:
9780521141949
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Introduction Edward Grant and John E. Murdoch; Pure Mathematics: 1. The medieval tradition of Archimedes' Sphere and Cylinder Wilbur Knorr; Applied Mathematics: 2. Colonizing the world for mathematics: the diversity of medieval strategies A. George Molland; Part I. Natural Philosophy: 3. Mathematical physics and imagination in the work of the Oxford Calculators: Roger Swineshead's On Natural Motions Edith D. Sylla; 4. Thomas Bradwardine: mathematics and continuity in the fourteenth century John E. Murdoch; Part II. Astronomy and Cosmology: 5. Plinian astronomical diagrams in the early Middle Ages Bruce Eastwood; 6. Coordinates and categories: the graphical representation of functions in medieval astronomy J. D. North; 7. Eccentrics and epicycles in medieval cosmology Edward Grant; Part III. Optics: 8. Psychology versus mathematics: Ptolemy and Alhazen on the moon illusion A. I. Sabra; 9. Roger Bacon and the origins of perspectiva in the West David C. Lindberg; 10. Mathematics and experiement in Witelo's Perspectiva Sabetai Unguru; Part IV. Medicine: 11. The two faces of a medical career: Jordanus de Turre of Motpellier Michael R. McVaugh; Publications of Marshall Clagett; Index.

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