From Myth to Modern Mind: A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought - Vol. 2

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Richard H. Schlagel


From Myth to Modern Mind
A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought

Volume 2

Copernicus through Quantum Mechanics

PETER LANG

New York · Washington, D.C./ Baltimore

Bern · Frankfurt am Main · Berlin · Vienna · Paris

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From Myth to Modern Mind: A Study of the Origins and Growth of Scientific Thought - Vol. 2
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 7
  • Chapter I - THE PRECURSORS OF MODERN SCIENCE 9
  • Notes 43
  • Chapter II - THE RISE OF MODERN SCIENCE 47
  • Notes 95
  • Chapter III - GALILEO GALILEI: THE FATHER OF MODERN SCIENCE THE PREPARATORY YEARS OF INVESTIGATION 101
  • Notes 129
  • Chapter IV - GALILEO GALILEI: FATHER OF MODERN SCIENCE THE MOMENTOUS YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT 133
  • Notes 180
  • Chapter V - CREATION OF THE CORPUSCULAR-MECHANISTIC WORLD VIEW 185
  • Notes 228
  • Chapter VI - A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF NEWTON 233
  • Notes 267
  • Chapter VII - NEWTON'S REVOLUTION 271
  • Conclusion 317
  • Chapter VIII - THE NEWTONIAN LEGACY 323
  • Notes 358
  • Chapter IX - THE ORIGINS OF CHEMISTRY AND MODERN ATOMISM 363
  • Notes 400
  • Chapter X - PROBING THE INTERIOR OF THE ATOM 405
  • Notes 442
  • Chapter XI - ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND QUANTUM MECHANICS 447
  • Notes 498
  • EPILOGUE 507
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 537
  • Index 549
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