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  • History of Virtual Work Lawsby Danilo Capecchi

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 118.11

    This book presents a history of classical mechanics, documenting methods of study from Greece in the fourth century BC to late nineteenth-century Europe. The text assesses effectiveness of forces based on the virtual motion of their points of application. more...

  • The Problem of the Motion of Bodiesby Danilo Capecchi

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 94.48

    This book focuses on the way in which the problem of the motion of bodies has been viewed and approached over the course of human history. It is not another traditional history of mechanics but rather aims to enable the reader to fully understand the deeper ideas that inspired men, first in attempting to understand the mechanisms of motion and then... more...

  • The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemologyby Danilo Capecchi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the study of nature with the emergence of mechanistic philosophy, the new mixed mathematics, and the establishment of the experimental approach. It is argued that modern European science originated from Hellenistic mathematics... more...

  • La scienza delle costruzioni in Italia nell'Ottocentoby Danilo Capecchi; Giuseppe Ruta

    Springer Milan 2011; US$ 22.82

    Il libro tratta dei fondamenti teorici della Scienza delle costruzioni, partendo dalle origini della teoria moderna dell’elasticità. La situazione italiana viene inquadrata in quella europea, esaminando e commentando gli studiosi che hanno avuto un ruolo essenziale per gli sviluppi della meccanica dei corpi continui e delle strutture e delle tecniche... more...

  • Strength of Materials and Theory of Elasticity in 19th Century Italyby Danilo Capecchi; Giuseppe Ruta

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.92

    This book examines the theoretical foundations underpinning the field of strength of materials/theory of elasticity, beginning from the origins of the modern theory of elasticity. While the focus is on the advances made within Italy during the nineteenth century, these achievements are framed within the overall European context. The vital contributions... more...

  • Tartaglia’s Science of Weights and Mechanics in the Sixteenth Centuryby Raffaele Pisano; Danilo Capecchi

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 82.67

    This book presents a historical and scientific analysis as historical epistemology of the science of weights and mechanics in the sixteenth century, particularly as developed by Tartaglia in his Quesiti et inventioni diverse, Book VII and Book VIII (1546; 1554). In the early 16th century mechanics was concerned mainly with what is now called... more...

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