Experiments, Mathematics, Physical Causes: How Mersenne Came to Doubt the Validity of Galileo's Law of Free Fall

@article{Palmerino2010ExperimentsMP,
  title={Experiments, Mathematics, Physical Causes: How Mersenne Came to Doubt the Validity of Galileo's Law of Free Fall},
  author={C. R. Palmerino},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={50-76}
}
  • C. R. Palmerino
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives on Science
  • In the ten years following the publication of Galileo Galilei's Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze (1638), the new science of motion was intensely debated in Italy, France and northern Europe. Although Galileo's theories were interpreted and reworked in a variety of ways, it is possible to identify some crucial issues on which the attention of natural philosophers converged, namely the possibility of complementing Galileo's theory of natural acceleration with a… CONTINUE READING
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