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ERIC Number: EJ185641
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Pierre Gassendi, A Forgotten but Important Man in the History of Physics
Pancheri, Lillian U.
American Journal of Physics, 46, 5, 455-63, May 78
Pierre Gassendi asserted, and for the first time successfully defended, the notion of an independently real space and time, thus providing seventeenth century physics with its needed philosophical foundation. This paper introduces the reader to Gassendi's work in physics and philosophy and describes some of his relationships to Galileo and his influence on Newton. (BB)
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