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Book 2, chapter X
The successors of Galileo in physical science
We have now to witness the diversified efforts of a company of men who, working for the most part independently, greatly added to the data of the physical sciences - such men as Boyle, Huygens, Von Gericke, and Hooke. It will be found that the studies of these men covered the whole field of physical sciences as then understood - the field of so-called natural philosophy. We shall best treat these successors of Galileo and precursors of Newton somewhat biographically, pointing out the correspondences and differences between their various accomplishments as we proceed. It will be noted in due course that the work of some of them was anticipatory of great achievements of a later century.




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