6133. Gamache's Sistême du mouvement 1721

GAMACHE, (ÉTIENNE-SIMON) DE. Sistême du mouvement. Paris (chez Jean-Michel Garnier) 1721.

8:o (c. 160x92 mm.). (14), (1)-122. 1 folding engraved plate (complete).
Contemporary brown full calf, somewhat worn, richly gilt spine in six compartments, marbled edges.

Gamache, Étienne-Simon de (1672-1756), chanoine régulier at Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, physicist.
The present book is a treatise on mechanicism especially on the vis viva, a historical term used for the first (known) description of what we now call kinetic energy in an early formulation of the principle of conservation of energy. (Wikipedia).

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