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Historical Roots of the Theory of Hydrostatic Stability of Ships
The pohysical principles of hydrostatic stability for floating systems were first pronounced by ARCHIMEDES in antiquity, although his demonstration examples were limited to simple geometrical shapes.Expand
Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800
"Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of a French astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life." So writes Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of thisExpand
The Aristotelian Heritage in Early Naval Architecture, From the Venice Arsenal to the French Navy, 1500-1700
This paper examines the Aristotelian roots of the mechanics of naval architecture, beginning with Mechanical Problems, through its various interpretations by Renaissance mathematicians includingExpand
Inventing the Metacenter
Prologue: Down from the Mountain
FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The theme for this edition of the Defense Acquisition Research Journal is “The Method Matters.” The lead article is “Survey of Modular Military Vehicles: Benefits and Burdens,” by Jean M. Dasch andExpand
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