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DELLA SCIENZA MECANICA BY GALILEO GALILEI

Publication Date: 1655

First Edition. It is agreed that his work on proving the science of Archimedes is the first scientific work written by Galileo and it is noted as having been originally composed in 1580′s. It was printed for a general public audience for the first time in 1655. A treatise on the center of gravity in solids, which obtained for , together with the title of "the Archimedes of his time," the honourable though not lucrative post of mathematical leader at the Pisan University. "Galileo's application through diligence in reviewing Archimedes' work enlightened him... with a way that yielded the desired result with almost unbelievable precision." #0952

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