Galileo and the Science of Motion

  title={Galileo and the Science of Motion},
  author={Alfred Rupert Hall},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={185 - 199}
  • A. Hall
  • Published 1 June 1965
  • Physics, Geology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
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