Article ID: CBB062918630

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
Schmit, Christophe
Verelst, Karin
Tanaka, Setsuko
Schemmel, Matthias
Roux, Sophie
Radelet-de Grave, Patricia
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Foundations of Science
British Journal for the History of Science
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
Springer Nature
Sentinel Open Press
Edizioni dell'Orso
Motion (physical)
Philosophy of science
Outer space
Galilei, Galileo
Newton, Isaac
Descartes, René
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Varignon, Pierre
Kepler, Johannes
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
Early modern
19th century
Pisa (Italy)
Venice (Italy)
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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