Thus Spoke Galileo: The great scientist's ideas and their relevance to the present day

Thus Spoke Galileo: The great scientist's ideas and their relevance to the present day

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199606825
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Persisting misconceptions - A test
Part I: Introduction
1. Posthumous self-portrait of Galileo Galilei, philosopher
2. The origin of nerves
Part II: Revolutionary Motions
3. Almost free fall
4. Life aboard ship
5. Towers arrows cannons and birds
Part III: The Pendulum and Music
6. The divine harmonies
Part IV: The Starry Sky above Us
7. The crystal moon
8. In the moonlight
Part V: The Spinning Earth
9. An ingenious wrong theory
10. The seized atmosphere
11. Stand still, ever moving sun
Part VI
12. Infinite finite infinitesimal
13. Down the slope
Part VII
14. Archimedes and the weight of air
15. Wax balls and dew drops
16. Machines large and small
Part VIII
17. In horror at a vacuum
18. The obscure labyrinth of the senses
19. As fast as light
Part IX: All that Glitters ...
20. Quarrels among scientists
21. The scientist and the cicada
Epilogue
22. Conviction and abjuration

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