A History of Physics from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
This book presents a general, unifying view of the developments of the ideas and the experimental findings underlying the evolution of physical knowledge from classical antiquity to the Eighteenth century. It is based on the study of the original sources in ancient texts, and includes classical antiquity with the Hellenic, Hellenistic and Greco-Roman ages, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In particular, the ideas which gave rise to the experimental method and to the modern approach to physical phenomena are discussed in detail. Particularly original is the book’s focus on Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton.
Mario Gliozzi was a Historian of Science, and published a number of historical studies in national and international journals and books. His major opus is the History of Physics, published posthumously in Italy in 2005.
Alessandra Gliozzi is Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Genoa, Italy. A leader of many research projects, she is author of several papers in international journals on the area of biophysics of membranes and their interactions with proteins.
Ferdinando Gliozzi is Emeritus Professor in Theoretical Physics at the University of Turin, Italy. He is author of several papers in international journals on the areas of high energy physics, elementary particles and string theory.
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