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Gravity and Cosmology

  • Paolo Bussotti
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Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 52)

Abstract

Leibniz’s planetary theory can be analysed without dealing with his conception concerning the origin of gravity and the causes of the planetary motions. It is possible to assume gravity and such causes as given since their origin and nature do not enter directly into the structure of Leibniz’s planetary theory. This perspective has been—in a sense—encouraged by Leibniz himself who, at the end of the preface in the Zweite Bearbeitung of the Tentamen wrote:

Keywords

Centrifugal Force Celestial Body Specific Weight Planetary Motion Vortex Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bussotti
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  1. 1.University of UdineUdineItaly

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