Hipparchus on the Theory of Prolonged Motion

Ido Yavetz*

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Most modern scholars see Simplicius’s account as the earliest documentation of the theory of in-body impetus, which, in the Middle Ages gained ascendency over Aristotle’s medium dynamics of motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2211-4564
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4572


  • Effective Force
  • Medium Resistance
  • Modern Scholar
  • Natural Fall
  • Surrounding Medium


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