Three European organizations provide electronic access to the Codex 72, part of the Galilean Collection at the Biblioteca Nazionale Central in Florence, Italy. Codex 72 discusses "theorems on motion published in the Discorsi." The electronic version includes folios 33r through 194r, which contain drafts of Galileo's texts, drawings, and calculations and their translations. Material can be accessed via three routes, which are explained in How to Use the Electronic Representation of the Manuscript: a list of folio pages, Discorsi Propositions, and indices. The site also gives the history of the manuscript and includes bibliographies related to the manuscript, and a general bibliography. Although most of the manuscript is not translated from Latin and Italian into English, students and teachers of "the transition from Aristotelian to classical physics" are now able to view this historically significant, original manuscript.


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