Mechanical advantage

260 BCE Mechanical advantage

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Archimedes mechanics Mechanical advantage

Mechanical advantage


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Archimedes valued the math more than its practical applications. For Galileo and Kepler, the math explained the data, but for Newton, the mathematical model came first.

Galileo explained and extended the work of Archimedes, working out the dynamic theory of simple machines for his work On Mechanics in 1600.

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