Galileo's Two New Sciences


GALILEI, Galileo. Discorsi e dimostrazioni mathematiche. 1638.

Titlepage of Galileo’s Two new sciences, his final published work, recognized as the first systematic attempt to give a mathematical treatment of kinematics.  It was upon this foundation that Huygens and Newton, among others, were able to further contribute to the science of dynamics.
Galileo’s manuscript of the Two new sciences was taken from Italy, where he remained under house arrest, through France to the Netherlands, where it was published by the Elzeviers in 1638.

[EHC 04.1638.Gal] [Willems 468]

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