Works of Galileo Galilei, Part 2, Volume 13, Floats: Fragments and First Drafts Related to the Treatise "Of Things that Float on Water"
This fragmentary work elaborates on earlier studies
undertaken by the Italian scientist, philosopher, and mathematician Galileo
Galilei (1564–1642) on the Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes of
Syracuse (circa 287 BCE–circa 212 BCE). This study contains notes about the theories
of buoyancy and floatation, which Galileo later gathered in a more coherent
form in his treatise Discorso… intorno alle cose che stanno in sù l’acqua
(Discourse on floating bodies), published in Florence in 1612. As with his more
prominent work of astronomy, Sidereus Nuncius (Starry messenger), Galileo’s ...