Galileo and the Equations of Motion
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Discusses Galileo's dependence on his forerunners
Contextualizes Galileo's texts and explains his kinematic terms in the light of present concepts
Allows the modern reader to read directly from Galileo's texts
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
"The purpose of this book is to explain how Galileo gradually transformed from a believer in the Archimedian approach to eventually arrive at the new insights of these laws of motion. Boccaletti carefully analyses the available texts to understand this transformation. This is a study mainly addressing the professional historian." (Adhemar Bultheel, EMS European Mathematical Society, eruo-math-soc.eu, November, 2015)