Mathematics and Its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Marshall Clagett

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Professor Emeritus Edward Grant, Edward Grant, Murdoch, John Emery Murdoch, John Emery Murdoch
Cambridge University Press, 1987 - Science - 337 pages
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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