The Resource Bodies and media : on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens, Ido Yavetz

Bodies and media : on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens, Ido Yavetz

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Bodies and media : on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens
Title
Bodies and media
Title remainder
on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens
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Ido Yavetz
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a recasting of Aristotle?s theory of spatial displacement of inanimate objects. Aristotle?s claim that projectiles are actively carried by the media through which they move (such as air or water) is well known and has drawn the attention of commentators from ancient to modern times. What is lacking, however, is a systematic investigation of the consequences of his suggestion that the medium always acts as the direct instrument of locomotion, be it natural or forced, while original movers (e.g. stone throwers, catapults, bowstrings) act indirectly by impressing moving force into the medium. Filling this gap and guided by discussions in Aristotle?s Physics and On the Heavens, the present volume shows that Aristotle?s active medium enables his theory - in which force is proportional to speed - to account for a large class of phenomena that Newtonian dynamics - in which force is proportional to acceleration - accounts for through the concept of inertia. By applying Aristotle?s medium dynamics to projectile flight and to collisions that involve reversal of motion, the book provides detailed examples of the efficacy and coherence that the active medium gives to Aristotle?s discussions. The book is directed primarily to historians of ancient, medieval, and early modern science, to philosophers of science and to students of Aristotle?s natural philosophy
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1952-
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Yavetz, Ido
Dewey number
500
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q151
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Science, Ancient
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Greek
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Astronomy, Greek
  • Physics
  • Science, Ancient
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Bodies and media : on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens, Ido Yavetz
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21263-0
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- General Plan of the Essay -- Chapter 1: The Three Levels of Aristotle?s Theory of Material Bodies in Forced Motion -- Chapter 2: Heaviness, Lightness, Sinking and Floating -- Chapter 3: Some Refinements of the Basic Theory -- Chapter 4: The Dynamics of Balance: The Winch and the Lever in the Pseudo Aristotelian Mechanical Problems -- Chapter 5: Hipparchus on the theory of Prolonged Motion.- Appendix 1: Do Heavy Objects become Heavier as they Approach their Natural Place? -- Appendix 2: A Threshold of Motion in Time, as well as in Force? -- Appendix 3: A Mathematical Formulation of Aristotle?s Theory of Forced Horizontal Motion -- Appendix 4: A Mathematical Formulation of Aristotle?s Theory of Natural and Forced Vertical Motion -- Appendix 5: A Mathematical Formulation of Hipparchus?s Theory of Vertical Motion -- Appendix 6: Alternative Translations of the Quotations Used in the Main Text
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319212630
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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SpringerLink
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10.1007/978-3-319-21263-0
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918983961
  • (OCoLC)ocn918983961
Label
Bodies and media : on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle's Physics and On the heavens, Ido Yavetz
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21263-0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- General Plan of the Essay -- Chapter 1: The Three Levels of Aristotle?s Theory of Material Bodies in Forced Motion -- Chapter 2: Heaviness, Lightness, Sinking and Floating -- Chapter 3: Some Refinements of the Basic Theory -- Chapter 4: The Dynamics of Balance: The Winch and the Lever in the Pseudo Aristotelian Mechanical Problems -- Chapter 5: Hipparchus on the theory of Prolonged Motion.- Appendix 1: Do Heavy Objects become Heavier as they Approach their Natural Place? -- Appendix 2: A Threshold of Motion in Time, as well as in Force? -- Appendix 3: A Mathematical Formulation of Aristotle?s Theory of Forced Horizontal Motion -- Appendix 4: A Mathematical Formulation of Aristotle?s Theory of Natural and Forced Vertical Motion -- Appendix 5: A Mathematical Formulation of Hipparchus?s Theory of Vertical Motion -- Appendix 6: Alternative Translations of the Quotations Used in the Main Text
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319212630
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21263-0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918983961
  • (OCoLC)ocn918983961

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