Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
From antiquity until today, mathematicians have tried to develop a theory of projectile motion. The development of a theory of projectile motion began with just a basic observation of motion by the great Greek mathematician Aristotle and has evolved to become more than conjecture or hypothesis, but a well developed science of prediciting the flight and accuracy of a projectile in motion. This thesis traces the development of the theory of projectile motion from Greek antiquity to about the mid 1700's.
Clayton, Michael Edward, "An investigation of air resistance on projectile motion from Aristotle to Euler" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 4040.