Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies

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Michael Cooper, Michael Cyril William Hunter
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - 335 sider
Long overshadowed by his contemporaries Isaac Newton and Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke's own contributions to science, architecture and technology are now being recognised. This volume brings together a comprehensive set of studies of different aspects of Hooke's life, thought and artistry.

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Frontispiece Memorial to Hooke in Westminster Abbey
6
graphical evaluation of orbital motion
12
experimentally by the author
18
Final Thoughts
33
Robert Hooke as an Astronomer
49
of London 1667
55
Instruments and Ingenuity
65
Hookes Design for a Driven Equatorial Mounting
77
Graphic Technologies
123
Hookes Ideas of the Terraqueous Globe and a Theory
135
snailstones or snakestones
137
Hooke and Bedlam
153
The Mechanick Artist in Late SeventeenthCentury English
181
Gentleman of Science
203
Hooke and Westminster
219
After the Principia
233

mechanism
86
Assessment of the Scientific Value of Hookes Work
89
Society
100
Hooke on Memory and the Memory of Hooke
111
A Reputation Restored
247
Notes
299
Index
327
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Michael Cooper is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Surveying at City University, London, UK. He is the author of two books on Hooke and London. Michael Hunter is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is the author of many books on science and its milieu in late seventeenth-century England, and is also the editor-in-chief of the Works and Correspondence of Robert Boyle.

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