Ibn S?nā and Buridan on the Motion of the Projectile

  title={Ibn S?nā and Buridan on the Motion of the Projectile},
  author={Aydin M. Sayili},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • A. Sayili
  • Published 1 June 1987
  • Philosophy
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
CCORDING to Aristotle, continuation of motion depends on continued acA tion of a force. The motion of a hurled body, therefore, requires elucidation. Aristotle maintained that the air of the atmosphere was responsible for the continuation of such motion. John Philoponos of the 6th century rejected this Aristotelian view. He claimed that the hurled body acquires a motive power or an inclination for forced movement from the agent producing the initial motion and that this power or condition and… 
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