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Table of Contents
|The prehistory of classical dynamics|
|The astronomical revolution|
|Precursors to Newtonian dynamics|
|The Newtonian synthesis|
|Philosophical aspects of the Newtonian synthesis|
|The history of statics|
|The development of dynamics after Newton|
|The 'Newtonian' approach after Newton|
|From virtual work to Lagrange's equation|
|Some philosophical reflections on explanation and theory|
|Canonical transformations, optical analogies and algebraic structures|
|The search for new foundations|
|New directions in the applications of dynamics|
|Spacetime formulations of Newtonian dynamics|
|Formalizations: mass and force|
|Modes of explanation|
|Retrospective and conclusions|
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