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What was John Cantius' contribution to the theory of impetus?

According to Wikipedia, the theory of impetus, which was a precursor to the modern concepts of inertia and momentum, was developed in the West by Jean Buridan, and further developed by John Cantius (...
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How the concept of Momentum was discovered?

As we already know that the concept of Momentum was discovered before Newton discovered his laws of motion, but my question is $\rightarrow$ How they discovered the relationship p=mv without knowing ...
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What justified that impetus was in proportion to speed and weight?

I often see the claim that impetus, the ancestor of momentum, was understood to be proportional to speed and weight. For example, Jean Buridan wrote: When a mover sets a body in motion he implants ...
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