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In the first and second parts of his masterpiece, Analytical Mechanics, dedicated to static and dynamics respectively, Lagrange 1736-1813 describes in detail the development of both branches of mechanics from a historical point of view. In this paper this important contribution of Lagrange Lagrange, 1989 to the history of mechanics is presented and discussed in tribute to the bicentennial year of his death.


History of Mechanics; Epistemology of Physics; Analytical Mechanics

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Oliveira, A. 2013. Lagrange as a Historian of Mechanics. Advances in Historical Studies, 2, 126-130. doi: 10.4236-ahs.2013.23016.

Author: Agamenon R. E. Oliveira



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