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Analytical Mechanics Goes Public: “La Querelle des infiniment petits”

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Varignon’s continued development of analytic mechanics after 1700 is explored, and since his apparent debt to Newton's Principia seems greatest here, its sources are revisited, concluding again that ... More


The Institutional Complex and Academic Adaptation, 1945-1980

Richard M. Freeland

in Academia's Golden Age: Universities in Massachusetts, 1945-1970

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195054644
eISBN:
9780197560082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195054644.003.0015
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Change among universities in Massachusetts during the golden age illustrated the pervasive tendency of academic institutions, linked as they were to historic social divisions, to seek higher ... More


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