Fabric of the Heavens The Development of Astronomy and Dynamics
Edition: 1999 (Reprint)
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Description: This text, one of three companion volumes, forms an introduction to the central ideas of the modern natural sciences, it is an excellent source for those who have no technical knowledge of the subject.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|General Introduction: Cosmology|
|The Sources of the Old Order|
|Celestial Forecasting The Sources The Problems The Background of the Problems The Solution to the Problems The Wider IssuesHow the Babylonians Computed Conjunctions|
|The Invention of Theory The Sources The Background The Character of Greek Theory The First Theories From Ingredients to Axioms Plato's Geometrical Astronomy 3. The Premature Synthesis Aristotle's Programme Motion and Change The Celestial MechanismThe Size of the Earth's Sphere|
|Doubters and Heretics Patching up the Dynamics Amending the Astronomy Aristarchos' Heliocentric Theory|
|Physics Loses Momentum Four Questions The Political Background to Late Greek Astronomy The Scientific Background: The Retreat from Physics The Scientific Background: An Acquisition Ptolemy's Mathematical Astronomy The Wider Revolt against Philosophy Archimedes and the Circle|
|The New Perspective and Its Consequences|
|The Interregnum The Roundabout Journey The Mediaeval Revival The Background to Copernicus Mediaeval Arguments about the Moving Earth Copernicus: His Aim and his Theory Copernicus: His Achievement|
|Preparing the Ground The Background of the New Science The Work of Tycho Brahe Galileo's Telescopic Discoveries Johann Kepler's Astronomical Physics|
|The Creation of Mechanics The Change from Aristotle to Newton Treating Motion Mathematically Motion and Force The New Ideal: Straight-Line Motion|
|The New Picture Takes Shape The Man and his Task Newton's Argument The Character of Newton's Achievement The Unity of Craft and Theory|
|The Widening Horizon The Loose Ends: (1) Planetary Inequalities The Loose Ends: (2) The Mechanism of Gravity The Larger-Scale Picture The Wider Influences of Newton Certainty and Scientific Theory|