The Mathematical Projection of the Six Simple Machines

  • Karl Rogers


Historians and philosophers of science generally consider modern physics to be inherently mathematical and often cite Galileo’s most famous quotation from The Assayer regarding the necessity of mathematics to read “the Book of Nature”:

Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single world of it; without these, one wanders about in a dark labyrinth.1


Experimental Physic Seventeenth Century Modern Science Sixteenth Century Natural Motion 
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