Evaluation of Scientific Sources in Mechanics: Heiberg’s Prolegomena to the Works of Archimedes and Hellinger’s Encyclopedia Article on Continuum Mechanics
Francesco dell'Isola, Simon R. Eugster, Mario Spagnuolo, Emilio Barchiesi, 3030805492, 978-3030805494, 9783030805494, B09CFZR1NM, 978-3-030-80549-4, 978-3-030-80550-0
This book evaluates the importance of various historical sources and discusses their role in the creation and transmission of scientific knowledge. It presents an annotated translation of the introductory words given by Johan Ludvig Heiberg to his translation of the works of Archimedes. Further, it offers English translations of and commentaries on selected fundamental works by Ernst Hellinger and Gabrio Piola, which lay the groundwork for the modern theory of advanced materials, and also examines the criteria used to evaluate scientific works.