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THE PULL OF HISTORY


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    Sinopse

    This book seeks to understand what bring to pass the birth of modern physics by focusing upon the formation of the concept of force. This would be the first book to note the important role magnetism has played in this process. Indeed, the force between celestial bodies, before the introduction of the Isaac Newtonian gravitational force, is first introduced by Johannes Kepler by analogy with the magnetic force. Moreover, this book, by concentrating our attention on the magnetism, fully describes the developments and the recognition of the force concept during the Middle Ages. The detailed description of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is a strong point of this book. By discussing and emphasizing on the role accomplished by the magnetic force, this book makes clear the connection between the natural magic and the modern experimental physics. This book will open up a new aspect of the birth of modern physics. Contents: Preface Introduction Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Ancient Greece: The Science of Magnetism is Born The Hellenistic Age The Days of the Roman Empire Christianity in the Middle Ages The Discovery of Magnetic Directionality Thomas Aquinas and His Understanding of Magnetism Roger Bacon and the Propagation of Magnetic Force Petrus Peregrinus and His Letter Concerning the Magnet Renaissance: Nicolaus Cusanus and the Quantification of Magnetic Force The Rediscovery of Things Ancient: Magic in the Early Renaissance Period The Age of Exploration and the Discovery of Magnetic Declination Robert Norman and The Newe Attractive Mining and the Continued Peculiarity of Magnetism Paracelsus and Magnet Therapy Changes in Magical Thought during the Late Renaissance Della Porta's Investigations into Magnetism The Dawn of the Modern Age: William Gilbert's On the Magnet Johannes Kepler and the Magnetical Philosophy Seventeenth-century Mechanism and Notions of Force Robert Boyle and the Transformation of Mechanism in Britain Magnetism and Gravity: Hooke and Newton Epilogue: Ascertaining the Laws of Magnetic Force Notes Bibliography Readership: History students, philosophy students, general public. 0

    Detalhes do Produto

      • Ano de Edição: 2017
      • Ano:  2017
      • País de Produção: Canada
      • Código de Barras:  2001121793268
      • ISBN:  9789813223783

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