## Thinking with Objects: The Transformation of Mechanics in the Seventeenth Century
Bertoloni Meli reexamines such major texts as Galileo’s Examining objects helps us appreciate the shift from the study to the practice of mechanics and challenges artificial dichotomies among practical and conceptual pursuits, mathematics, and experiment. |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Machines in the Field in the Book and in the Study | 18 |

Floating Bodies and a Mathematical Science of Motion | 40 |

The Formulation of New Mathematical Sciences | 66 |

Novel Reflections and Quantitative Experiments | 105 |

The Motion and Collision of Particles | 135 |

Intermezzo Generational and Institutional Changes | 161 |

Projected Oscillating and Orbiting Bodies | 190 |

Colliding Bodies Springs and Beams | 224 |

A New WorldSystem | 255 |

Causes Conservation and the New Mathematics | 288 |

Conclusion Mapping the Transformations of Mechanics | 308 |

Notes | 317 |