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Damerow, Peter

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Works: 119 works in 330 publications in 4 languages and 2,934 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Contributor, htt, Organizer of meeting
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Most widely held works by Peter Damerow
Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics : a study of conceptual development in early modern science: free fall and compounded motion in the work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman by Peter Damerow( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. Descartes, Galileo, and other protagonists of what the authors call "preclassical mechanics" struggled with fundamental concepts and contributed crucial insights to classical mechanics, but it is not clear that they actually realized these insights themselves. This book argues that the emergence of classical mechanics was neither a cumulative change nor an abrupt revolution, but rather that the transformation was the result of exploring the limits and exhausting the possibilities of the existing, largely Aristotelian conceptual system. In the dozen years that have passed since the appearance of the first edition, significant research has been done on Descartes and Galileo and the origins of modern science. There have also been important advances in the accessibility of sources and in technology for analyzing them. For this new edition, the authors take account of the most important new results. They include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper into the debate between Descartes and Hobbes on the explanation of refraction. They also provide significant new material on the early development of Galileo's work on mechanics and the law of fall. All translations have been reviewed and revised for consistency of terminology and several new documents have been added. The bibliography has been updated to take account of new literature
Archaic bookkeeping : early writing and techniques of economic administration in the ancient Near East by Hans Jörg Nissen( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together current scholarship on the earliest true writing system in human history. Invented by the Babylonians at the end of the fourth millennium BC, this script, called proto-cuneiform, survives in the form of clay tablets that have until now posed formidable barriers to interpretation. Many tablets, excavated in fragments from ancient dump sites, lack a clear context. In addition, the purpose of the earliest tablets was not to record language but to monitor the administration of local economies by means of a numerical system
Abstraction and representation : essays on the cultural evolution of thinking by Peter Damerow( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Hungarian and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book deals with the development of thinking under different cultural conditions, focusing on the evolution of mathematical thinking in the history of science and education. History of science is concerned with the acquisition, accumulation and structuring of knowledge. It is therefore intimately linked to psychological and epistemological questions. This dimension of the history of science, however, has been widely neglected by historians of science. The book compensates for this neglect by combining the study of cognition, education and historical development of thinking. Starting from Piaget's genetic epistemology, it provides a conceptual framework for describing and explaining the development of cognition by reflective abstractions from systems of actions. Cognitive psychology is confronted with philosophical and pedagogical traditions, and applied to various topics in the history of thinking, in particular to the development of the number concept in children and in early history (pre-literate cultures and early civilizations)
The proto-elamite texts from Tepe Yahya by Peter Damerow( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rechenstein, Experiment, Sprache : historische Fallstudien zur Entstehung der exakten Wissenschaften by Wolfgang Lefèvre( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frühe Schrift und Techniken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient : Informationsspeicherung und -verarbeitung vor 5000 Jahren by Hans Jörg Nissen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The equilibrium controversy : Guidobaldo del Monte's critical notes on the mechanics of Jordanus and Benedetti and their historical and conceptual background by Jürgen Renn( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbeit und Philosophie : Symposium über Philosophische Probleme des Arbeitsbegriffs( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in German and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mechaniche dell'Illvstriss by Guidobaldo Monte( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeichenliste der Archaischen Texte aus Uruk by Margret W Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementarmathematik, Lernen für die Praxis? : ein exemplar. Versuch z. Bestimmung fachüberschreitender Curriculumziele( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lexikalischen Listen der archaischen Texte aus Uruk by Robert K Englund( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Reform des Mathematikunterrichts in der Sekundarstufe I : eine Fallstudie zum Einfluß gesellschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen auf den Prozeß der Curriculum-Reform by Peter Damerow( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Equilibrium controversy : Guidobaldo del Monte's critical notes on the mechanics of Jordanus and Benedetti and their historical and conceptual backgrounds by Peter Damerow( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reviews a historical discussion about the question of whether a balance in equilibrium, after having been deflected, returns to its original position. This question captured the attention of philosophers and scientists for almost two millennia, from Greek antiquity to the sixteenth century when the "equilibrium controversy" became a central question among scholars. Two new sources related to this controversy are presented: an annotated copy of Jordanus de Nemore's "Liber de ponderibus" edited by Petrus Apianus in 1533 and an annotated copy of Giovanni Battista Benedetti's "Diversarum speculationum mathematicarum et physicarum liber" from 1585. Both works contain handwritten marginal notes by Guidobaldo del Monte, author of the most influential early modern text on mechanics. A detailed analysis of these sources, their prehistory, and their contexts shows that the "equilibrium controversy" only scratched the surface of a much deeper conceptual crisis of early modern mechanics that was triggered by the introduction of the medieval concept of "positional heaviness" into early modern discussions. This crisis helped to establish fundamental insights on which Galileo eventually built his theory of mechanics as well as his theory of motion
Guidobaldo del Monte's Mechanicorum liber by Peter Damerow( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents Guidobaldo del Monte's first book from 1577, the Mechanicorum liber, which is reprinted here in a facsimile edition. The book is a comprehensive treatise on mechanics dealing with the five simple machines, the lever, the pulley, the wheel on an axle, the wedge and the screw. Their properties were in turn derived from the workings of the balance and the lever. The idea that every mechanism can be reduced to these five simple machines goes back to Heron of Alexandria and has been transmitted to the early modern period by Pappus, while the foundational role of balance and lever goes back to the Problemata mechanica ascribed to Aristotle
Dokumentation der Mathematik-Lehrpläne in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Archaic bookkeeping : early writing and techniques of economic administration in the ancient Near East
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Archaic bookkeeping : early writing and techniques of economic administration in the ancient Near EastAbstraction and representation : essays on the cultural evolution of thinkingThe proto-elamite texts from Tepe Yahya
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Damerow, P.

Peter Damerow deutscher Wissenschaftshistoriker

Peter Damerow Duits wiskundige (1939-2011)

Peter Damerow German mathematician and historian of mathematics

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