Stevin's death is reported to have taken place in 1620, when he had reached the age of 72. ... birth a movement arose in his native city to erect a monument to his memory (a monument which now adorns the Simon Stevin Plaats at Bruges), ...
Author: E.J. Dijksterhuis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The works of Simon Stevin are most interesting for the history of science, because they have such a wide scope and reflect so clearly the development of scientific knowledge around 1600 in central Europe. The recent publi cation of his Principal Works, with an English translation, has again attracted attention to his fascinating personality. The book on Stevin by Professor E. J. Dijksterhuis, originally published in the Dutch language, is an excellent introduction to the life and works of this remarkable Netherlander. Dijksterhuis prepared a somewhat condensed English edition, adapted to the foreign reader. Because of his untimely death, publication had to be deferred until the undersigned were able to undertake the editorial work. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, allowed a grant, through which a linguistic revision of the text was made possible. We are very grateful to Miss C. Dikshoorn for the care with which she carried out this task and prepared the text for the press. A few supplementary notes have been added, for which we are personally responsible and which have been marked with our initials (R.H. or M.M.). Messrs Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, who published the original Dutch edition, have kindly agreed to bring out also the English version and have given all their attention to this publication. R. HOOYKAAS M. G. J. MINNAERT INTRODUCTION Modern science was born in the period beginning with Copernicus's work De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (l543) and ending with Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687).
R. Askey and B. Razban , An integral for Jacobi polynomials , Simon Stevin 46 ( 1973 ) , 165-169 . 2. C.C. Grosjean , Note on a remark of R. Askey and B. Razban concerning an interesting integral involving the Legendre polynomials ...
Instructions for authors The Bulletin of the Belgian Mathemetkal Society - Simon Stevin publishes papers in English, Dutch, French and German. Papers in the last three languages should begin with a brief English summary.
Introduction Simon Stevin occupies a unique place in the history of the Low Countries. Any number of squares and streets are named after him. In 1846, in his native town of Bruges, a bronze statue was unveiled amid great celebration ...
Author: Jozef T. Devreese
Publisher: WIT Press
This book gives a comprehensive picture of the activities and the creative heritage of Simon Stevin, who made outstanding contributions to various fields of science, in particular physics and mathematics. Among the striking spectrum of his ingenious achievements, it is worth emphasizing that Simon Stevin is rightly considered as the father of the system of decimal fractions as it is in use today. Stevin also urged the universal use of decimal fractions along with standardization in coinage, measures and weights. This was a most visionary proposal. Stevin was the first since Archimedes to make a significant new contribution to statics and hydrostatics. He truly was "homo universalis." The impact of Stevin's work has been multilateral and worldwide, including literature (William Shakespeare), science (from Christian Huygens to Richard Feynman), politics (Thomas Jefferson) and many other fields. Thomas Jefferson, together with Alexander Hamilton and Robert Morris, advocated introducing the decimal monetary units in the USA with reference to the book "De Thiende" by S. Stevin and in particular to the English translation of the book: "Disme: The Art of Tenths" by Robert Norton. In accordance with the title of this translation, the name of the first silver coin issued in the USA in 1792 was 'disme' (since 1837 the spelling changed to ('dime'). It was considered as a symbol of national independence of the USA.
Includes an exchange of letters ( 1618 ) between SIMON STEVIN and I. L. Hoste , mathematician to the Duke of Lorraine : Hoste thought he had found a means of creating a perpetual motion , and STEVIN proves that he is wrong . 5.
Stevin, Simon, The Principal Works of Simon Stevin, eds. E. Crone, E.J. Dijksterhuis, R.J. Forbes, M.G.J. Minnaert and A. Pannekoek, 5 vols., Amsterdam: C.V. Swets & Zeitlinger, 1955–1966. Literature Cohen, H. Floris, “Simon Stevin's ...
This book studies the Dutch mathematician Simon Stevin (1548-1620) as a new type of ‘man of knowledge’. Stevin exemplifies a wider trend of polymathy in the early modern period. Polymaths played a crucial role in the transformation of European learning.
... den Simon Stevin 1606 erfunden hatte.53 Zu den Eingeladenen gehörte auch der junge Hugo Grotius , der das Ereignis in 22 lateinischen Epigrammen feierte . 54 46. A.a.O. , Z. 764 . 47. Vgl . Ilse Schunke , Die Einbände der Palatina ...
He may have been aware of the original Dutch version of Stevin's work , De Beghinselen der Weeghconst beschreven duer Simon Stevin von Brugghe ( Elements of the science of weights described by Simon Stevin from Bruges ) , published in ...
Author: Michael Lackner
This volume is about the lasting impact of new (Western) notions on the 19th and early 20th century Chinese language; their invention, spread and standardization. Topics examined range from preconceptions about the capacity of the Chinese language to accommodate foreign ideas, the formation of specific nomenclatures and the roles of individual translators, to Chinese and European attempts at coming to terms with each other’s grammar. A valuable reference work for all those interested in the historical semantics of modern China.
126 Letter from the Minister of the Interior, dated June 30, 1843, BeauxArts, Statue de Simon Stevin, années 1842 à 1844, City Archive Bruges (CABR). 127 Letter from Joseph Geefs to the Governor, dated April 19, 1842, BeauxArts, ...
Author: Jana Wijnsouw
This book elaborates on the social and cultural phenomenon of national schools during the nineteenth century, via the less studied field of sculpture and using Belgium as a case study. The role, importance of, and emphasis on certain aspects of national identity evolved throughout the century, while a diverse array of criteria were indicated by commissioners, art critics, or artists that supposedly constituted a "national sculpture." By confronting the role and impact of the four most crucial actors within the artistic field (politics, education, exhibitions, public commissions) with a linear timeframe, this book offers a chronological as well as a thematic approach. Artists covered include Guillaume Geefs, Eugène Simonis, Charles Van der Stappen, Julien Dillens, Paul Devigne, Constantin Meunier, and George Minne.
CHAPTER 5 'As the Author Intended': Transformations of the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Simon Stevin (1548–1620) Charles van den Heuvel Introduction In the years 1605 and 1608, the Flemish mathematician Simon Stevin (1548–1620) ...
Author: Sietske Fransen
"Translating Early Modern Science explores the roles of translation and the practices of translators in early modern Europe. In a period when multiple European vernaculars challenged the hegemony long held by Latin as the language of learning, translation assumed a heightened significance. This volume illustrates how the act of translating texts and images was an essential component in the circulation and exchange of scientific knowledge. It also makes apparent that translation was hardly ever an end in itself; rather it was also a livelihood, a way of promoting the translator's own ideas, and a means of establishing the connections that in turn constituted far-reaching scientific networks"--Provided by publisher.
Classical secondary sources for Stevin are Dijksterhuis' books (Dijksterhuis 1943; Dijksterhuis 1970). Recent books on Stevin are Jozeph (2003) and Elkhadem et al. (2004). References Dijksterhuis EJ (1943) Simon Stevin, 's-Gravenhage, ...
Author: Marco Ceccarelli
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book is composed of chapters that focus specifically on technological developments by distinguished figures in the history of MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science). Biographies of well-known scientists are also included to describe their efforts and experiences and surveys of their work and achievements and a modern interpretation of their legacy are presented. After the first two volumes, the papers in this third volume again cover a wide range within the field of the History of Mechanical Engineering with specific focus on MMS and will be of interest and motivation to the work (historical or not) of many.
Simon Stevin ( 1548-1620 ) At the end of the century , a bright mathematician , Simon Stevin , has incorporated the method of magnetic variation in a small work entitled : Haven vinding . It was published at Leiden in 1599 both as a ...
It has been justly observed that Stevin's way of reasoning constitutes an important step in the evolution of the limit concept; see H. Bosmans, “Sur quelques exemples de la théorie des limites chez Simon Stevin,” Annales de la Société ...
Author: Dirk Jan Struik
Publisher: Princeton University Press
These selected mathematical writings cover the years when the foundations were laid for the theory of numbers, analytic geometry, and the calculus. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
One of the great figures of post-Leonardo times was Simon Stevin, often referred to as Stevinus, who was born in Bruges in 1548 and died at the Hague in 1620. He was a military and civil engineer under Maurice of Nassau, ...
Author: G. A. Tokaty
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Technology & Engineering
Summary and general methods of constructing static and dynamic equations, dealing with the laws of mechanics for heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators, structural operators, much more. 1962 edition.
Author: M. Y. Berghauser-PontPublish On: 2007-01-01
Ideal City by Simon Stevin, C. van den Heuvel, De Huysbou, 2005 side them for the wealthier citizens. Simon Stevin is the Þrst example par excellence of the possibility of integrating hydraulics and urban vision: the urban engineer, ...
Author: M. Y. Berghauser-Pont
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Social Science
"The conditions of urban development are currently changing radically. Technological transformations such as automation and robotisation in industrial production are leading to new operating conditions for businesses and employees. New transportation and distribution systems are changing the scale and flow patterns of the urban agglomerations. The effects of the general application of information and communication technologies in everyday life are barely to overlook. Globalisation and internationalisation as well as the processes of European unification have led to increasing competition between urban agglomerations on European and world scales. On the other hand, the social contrasts within these agglomerations are growing. World-wide environmental problems, the necessity for a more efficient use of energy and natural resources as well as a limitation of CO2 emissions mean that we have to make adaptations to our urban structures and building fabric."
29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 Simon Stevin, De Sterctenbouwing (The Art of Fortification) (Leiden: Frans van Ravelingen, 1594); and Stevin, De Havenvinding (The Art of Haven-Finding) (Leiden, 1599).
Author: PiaF. Cuneo
Animals were everywhere in the early modern period and they impacted, at least in some way, the lives of every kind of early modern person, from the humblest peasant to the greatest prince. Artists made careers based on depicting them. English gentry impoverished themselves spending money on them. Humanists exercised their scholarship writing about them. Pastors saved souls delivering sermons on them. Nobles forged alliances competing with them. Foreigners and indigenes negotiated with one another through trading them. The nexus between animal-human relationships and early modern identity is illuminated in this volume by the latest research of international scholars working on the history of art, literature, and of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germany, France, England, Spain, and South Africa. Collectively, these essays investigate how animals - horses, dogs, pigs, hogs, fish, cattle, sheep, birds, rhinoceroses, even sea-monsters and other creatures - served people in Europe, England, the Americas, and Africa to defend, contest or transcend the boundaries of early modern identities. Developments in the methodologies employed by scholars to interrogate the past have opened up an intellectual and discursive space for - and a concomitant recognition of - the study of animals as a topic that significantly elucidates past and present histories. Relevant to a considerable array of disciplines, the study of animals also provides a means to surmount traditional disciplinary boundaries through processes of dynamic interchange and cross-fertilization.