Benedetti, Giovanni Battista de, Io. Baptistae Benedicti ... Diversarvm specvlationvm mathematicarum, et physicarum liber : quarum seriem sequens pagina indicabit ; [annotated and critiqued by Guidobaldo Del Monte]

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EPISTOL AE.
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                  ni ſcicntia. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4322" xml:space="preserve">Quare maior proportio erit acus
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                  ad arcum
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                  quam ad arcum
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                    <var>b.i.c.</var>
                  ex .8. quinti. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4323" xml:space="preserve">Vnde ex vltima ſexti et .12. quinti, proportio anguli
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                  ad an-
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                  gulum
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                  maior erit quam chordæ, ſiue baſis
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                  ad chordam ſiue baſim
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                <head xml:id="echoid-head532" xml:space="preserve">DE CAVSA SVSPENSIONIS NVBIVM
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                in aere contra Antonium Bergam.</head>
                <head xml:id="echoid-head533" style="it" xml:space="preserve">Clarißimo Franciſco Venerio.</head>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4324" xml:space="preserve">EGo enim non tantum miror ea quæ mihi ſcripſiſti de opinione Ortenſij
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                  quantum quod Antonius Berga putat nubes à Sole ſupenſas teneri, id pla
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                  nè falſum eſt, vera cauſa huiuſmodi effectus, alia nulla eſt, niſi earundem
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                  raritas hoc eſt, cum rariores ſint ipſo aere ſubiecto, </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4325" xml:space="preserve">propterea ſupra
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                  natant & ſtant ſub eo qui rarior ipſis eſt, eo quod corpora rariora poſita in medio
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                  non tam raro, aſcendunt, & denſiora in medio minus denſo deſcendunt. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4326" xml:space="preserve">Nam ſi
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                  Sol ipſas nubes ſuſpenſas in aere teneret, hoc interdiu tantummodo fieret, ſed no
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                  ctu, cur non deſcendunt vſque ad terram, & in eodem loco ſemper manent? </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4327" xml:space="preserve">Scien-
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                  dum igitur eſt nubes aſcendere in altum quouſque inueniant aerem eiuſdem ra-
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                  ritatis cuius ipſæ ſunt. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4328" xml:space="preserve">Raritas enim & denſitas non ſunt res viſibiles niſi per acci-
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                  dens, quemadmodum etiam leuitas, & grauitas, opacitas verò & diaphaneitas ma
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                  gis
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                  , opacitas enim ex reflexione radiorum luminoſorum, diapha
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                  neitas verò compræhenditur ex penetratione ipſorum radiorum, opacitas autem nu
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                  bis non eſt denſitas, cum valde diuerſa ſit denſitas ab opacitate, ſicut raritas ab dia-
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                  phaneitate, vt aliàs dixi. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4329" xml:space="preserve">Et quando dicit, quod Sol calefaciendo aerem ipſam nu
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                  bem ambientem, rarefaciat eum magis quam ipſam nubem reſpondeo, hoc verum
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                  non eſſe, proptere
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                  a quodradius Solis non multum calefacit ea corpora, quæ ip ſi per
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                  mittunt liberum tranſitum. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4330" xml:space="preserve">vnde corpora quanto magis diaphana ſunt tanto minus
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                  ab ipſo radio luminoſo calefiunt, ſed ea quæ magis opaca ſunt, magis etiam calefiunt
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                  & per conſequens magis rarefiunt, cum calidi ſit per ſe rarefacere, & non attrahere,
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                  vt ipſe & ferè omnes alij putant.</s>
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                <head xml:id="echoid-head534" xml:space="preserve">DE RATIONE EXTENSIONIS FVNIS
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                cuiuſdam libramenti, & de quadam ſimboleita-
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                te circuli cum ellipſi.</head>
                <head xml:id="echoid-head535" style="it" xml:space="preserve">Angelo Ferrario Serenißimi Ducis Sabaudia
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                Agrimenſori expertißimo.</head>
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                    <emph style="sc">TIbi</emph>
                  in mentem veniet, quod cum ſuperioribus diebus in villa lucenti, in
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                  qua degebat Sereniſſimus Dux noſter, dum viridarium ad æquilibrium
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                  reducebas, eſſemus, à te quæſiui an ſcires vnde fieret, vt ſtante libramen-
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                  to ad angulos rectos ſupra ſuum pedem, funis quæ extrema eiuſdem li-
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                  bramenti cum pede in formam trianguli æquicruris coniungit, magis diſtentus exi-
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                  ſteret, quam cum dictum libramentum cum pede obliquum remanet, ita vt huiuſ- </s>
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