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On Motion in a Resisting Medium: A Historical Perspective (2016)


This paper examines, compares, and contrasts ideas about motion, especially the motion of a body in a resisting medium, proposed by Galileo, Newton, and Tartaglia, the author of the first text on exterior ballistics, within the context of the Aristotelian philosophy prevalent when these scholars developed their ideas. This historical perspective offers insights on the emergence of a scientific paradigm for motion, particularly with respect to the challenge of incorporating into this paradigm the role played by the medium.

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Authors & Contributors
Naylor, Ron
Khamara, Edward J.
Maltese, Giulio
Ekholm, Karin Jori
Roux, Sophie
Schemmel, Matthias
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the History of Science
Foundations of Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Sentinel Open Press
Edizioni dell'Orso
Motion (physical)
Philosophy of science
Galilei, Galileo
Newton, Isaac
Descartes, René
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Kepler, Johannes
Tartaglia, Niccolò
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
19th century
Early modern
Venice (Italy)
Pisa (Italy)
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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