Rare Books on History of Science ### Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche : intorno à due nuoue scienze, attenenti alla mecanica & i movimenti locali del signor Galileo Galilei Linceo, filosofoe matematico primario del serenissimo grand duca di Toscana, Con una appendice del centro di grauità d'alcuni solidi

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Galileo Galilei

**Abstract**

BOOK
Appresso gli Elsevirii,
1638

306 (i.e. 314) p. : ill. ; 21 cm

First edition of Galileo's last and greatest work; it is the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of modern mechanics. "The two sciences with which the book principally deals are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics… Galileo's Two New Sciences underlies modern physics not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together in this book with suggestive discussions of their possible solution." *--Dictionary of Scientific Biography*, V, p.245.

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Dialogues concerning two new sciences

A first edition of Galileo’s last and greatest work; it was the first modern textbook of physics and laid the foundation of modern mechanics.

伽利略 : 關於兩門新科學的對話

伽利略最後和最偉大的著作的初版，是物理學第一本現代教科書、現代力學的開山之作。