Early Physics and Astronomy: A Historical Introduction

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MacDonald and Janes, Jan 1, 1974 - Astronomy - 413 pages
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Contents

Science Before the Greeks
1
The New Concept of Nature
11
Plato and Greek Mathematics
23
Aristotle and the Knowledge of Nature
31
Practical Astronomy
39
Early Greek Cosmology
59
Mathematical Astronomy
69
The Foundation of Statics
103
Dynamics in Antiquity
119
The Conception of Light and Sound
127
The Structure of Material Substances
141
Properties of Matter and Chemical Change
153
The Transmission of Greek Science
171
Experimental Physics in the Middle Ages
193
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