The ‘Horologium Oscillatorium’ of Christian Huygens

@article{Bell1941TheO,
  title={The ‘Horologium Oscillatorium’ of Christian Huygens},
  author={A. E. Bell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1941},
  volume={148},
  pages={245-248}
}
THREE great works laid the foundation of modern mechanics: Galilei's “Discourses on Two New Sciences”(1638), Huygens's “Horo–logium Oscillatorium”(1673), and Newton's “Philosophise Naturalis Principia Mathematica”(1687). Of these, the second is certainly the least well known, and least accessible to the English reader1. Yet it is more rigorous in the treatment of its subject–matter, more strictly mathematical in style than the others, and it certainly deserves more recognition than has ever… Expand
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