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This is the 1st e-book that addresses the difficulty of study notes for writing historical past of technological know-how in a entire demeanour. Its case stories diversity from the early glossy interval to give and canopy a wide diversity of alternative disciplines. The contributions are in line with papers offered on the workshop entitled ''Reworking the Bench: Laboratory Notebooks within the heritage of Science'', held on the Max Planck Institute for the background of technology in Berlin or written after the workshop.

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The purpose of the drawing in the center of this page would have remained 16 JÜRGEN RENN AND PETER DAMEROW A FORGOTTEN “DISCOVERY” BURIED IN GALILEO’S NOTES ON MOTION 17 undiscovered if another folio dating from the Paduan period, namely folio 132, had not been preserved (fig. 12 On the obverse of this folio, Galileo worked more explicitly with two different geometrical constellations of a hanging string fixed with its ends to two points a and c of a horizontal line, the middle of the line between these two suspension points being designated by the point d.

Galileo in Context, ed. J. Renn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). First published in Science in Context 13 (3-4). Viviani, V. (1674), Quinto libro degli Elementi di Euclide, ovvero scienza universale delle proporzioni, spiegata colla dottrina del Galileo (Florence: Condotta). Viviani, V. (after 1638), Notes on Mechanical Problems (Florence: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence), Manuscript, ms. Gal. 227. Working Group (1996), Pilot Study for a Systematic PIXE Analysis of the Ink Types in Galileo’s Ms.

A passage beginning on folio 23v, and dated “August 29 [1653],” shows that Starkey’s experimental program operated on two levels. He was deeply concerned with the cost of the reagents and the labor involved in producing his sophic mercury: he therefore strove to maximize efficiency of production in this area. At the same time, he thought that the sophic mercury was capable of dissolving metals and minerals into their first principles – namely sulfur and mercury. The sophic mercury was therefore a powerful analytical tool for arriving at experimental knowledge of metallic substances.

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