## Mathematics and Its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Marshall ClagettProfessor Emeritus Edward Grant, Edward Grant, Murdoch, John Emery Murdoch, John Emery Murdoch Originally published in 1987, this important synthesis represented the first effort by modern scholars to convey the variety of ways in which medieval scientists and natural philosophers used mathematics and mathematical modes of thought to describe natural phenomena. Eleven distinguished historians of science contributed original essays on the application of mathematics to natural philosophy, astronomy, cosmology, optics and medicine. The book is a fitting tribute to Professor Marshall Clagett of The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, for his significant contributions to the history of medieval science. |

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### Contents

The medieval tradition of Archimedes Sphere | 3 |

the diversity | 45 |

Mathematical physics and imagination in the work | 69 |

mathematics and continuity | 103 |

Plinian astronomical diagrams in the early Middle | 141 |

the graphical | 173 |

Eccentrics and epicycles in medieval cosmology | 189 |

Ptolemy | 217 |

Roger Bacon and the origins of perspectiva in | 249 |

Mathematics and experiment in Witelos Perspectiva | 269 |

Jordanus de Turre | 301 |

Publications of Marshall Clagett | 325 |

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