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" However, the errors are not in the art, but in the artificers. He that works with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic; and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all, for the description of right lines and... "
Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest: Lens Making Machines and Their ... - Page 133
by D. Graham Burnett - 2005 - 152 pages
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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Volume 1, Issue 1

Sir Isaac Newton - Celestial mechanics - 1803
...that what is perfectly accurate is called geometrical ; what is lefs fo, is called mechanical. But the errors are not in the art, but in the artificers. He that works with lefs accuracy is an imperfect mechanic ; and if any could work with perfect ac-. curacy, he would be...
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New Elements of Geometry

Seba Smith - Geometry - 1850 - 200 pages
...perfectly accurate is called geometrical ; what is less so, is called mechanical. But the error is not in the art, but in the artificers. He that works...with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic ; and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all ; for the description...
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A Short History of Science

William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler - Science - 1917 - 474 pages
...geometry, that what is perfectly accurate is called geometrical ; what is less so is called mechanical. But the errors are not in the art but in the artificers....with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic : and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all; for the description...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909 - 437 pages
...geometry, that what is perfectly accurate is called geometrical ; what is less so is called mechanical. But the errors are not in the art, but in the artificers....with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic: and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all; for the description...
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Contemporary Newtonian Research

Z. Bechler, Zev Bechler - History - 1982 - 241 pages
...and what is less so is called mechanical. But the errors are not in the art, but in the artificer. He that works with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic and if any could work with perfect accuracy he would be the most perfect mechanic of them all. [6] p. xvii....
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The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

George Gamow - Science - 1988 - 338 pages
...accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts [engineering] belong, from which mechanics took its name. But as...with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic; and if any could work with perfect accuracy he would be the most perfect mechanic of all. . . . I consider...
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Absolute Or Relative Motion?: Volume 1, The Discovery of Dynamics: A Study ...

Julian B. Barbour - Science - 1989 - 768 pages
...the start, Newton makes the rather remarkable claim that geometry is but part of universal mechanics: To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong,...with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic; and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all, for the description...
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The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings

Michael R. Matthews - Philosophy - 1989 - 162 pages
...mechanics in a twofold respect; as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong,...with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic; and if any could work with perfect accuracy, he would be the most perfect mechanic of all, for the description...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 866 pages
...Association. In his attack, he explicitly aligned himself with Newton's preface to the Principia - 'the errors are not in the art, but in the artificers....with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic' - and with John Robison's emphasis upon the importance of applying scientific principles to useful arts such...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 866 pages
...Association. In his attack, he explicitly aligned himself with Newton's preface to the Principia - 'the errors are not in the art, but in the artificers....with less accuracy is an imperfect mechanic' - and with John Robison's emphasis upon the importance of applying scientific principles to useful arts such...
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