The Oxford Calculators’ Middle Degree Theorem in Context

In: Early Science and Medicine
Edith Dudley Sylla
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The core Oxford Calculators (here William Heytesbury, John Dumbleton, and Richard Swineshead) developed a science of kinematics in which the key concept was the “latitude of velocity.” Based upon the concept of “latitude,” the Calculators developed parts of a mathematical physics in deductive format that could be applied to quite various situations.

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