Borelli's On the movement of animals -- On the force of percussion

This volume provides an introduction to Borelli?s theory on the movement of animals and demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects. Building on and moving away from the theory of mechanics as formulated by Aristotle and Galileo, and countering objections...

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Main Author: Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, 1608-1679,
Other Authors: Maquet M., Paul,, SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cham : Springer, 2015.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 220 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; volume 37.