Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures

Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures

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qHooke's Programme was revolutionary both cosmologically and mathematically. It presented 'the celestial motionsq, the proverbial symbol of stability and immutability, as a process of continuous change and prescribed only parameters of rectilinear motions and rectilinear attractions for calculating their closed curved orbits. Yet the traces of Hooke's construction of his Programme for the heavens lead through his investigations in such earthly disciplines as microscopy, practical optics and horology, and the mathematical tools developed by Newton to accomplish it appear no less local and goal-oriented than Hooke's lenses and springs.q.Hooke, Newton and the Compounding of the Celestiall Motions of the Planetts Ofer Gal ... origins of the various speeds with which the heavenly bodies revolve. 2 (Discorsi, 261) Figure 1: Newtona#39;s diagram from his November 28, 1679 letter II.


Title:Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures
Author: Ofer Gal
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-07-31
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