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Both historical treatment and critical analysis, this work by a noted physicist takes a fascinating look at a fundamental of physics, tracing its development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation of scientific conceptualization, Newton's definition, post-Newtonian reinterpretation — contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. In-depth analysis of contemporary trend toward eliminating force from conceptual scheme of physics. "An excellent presentation." — Science. 1962 edition.

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<:st> Reprint of the classic Harvard University Press edition of 1957 (which is cited in )
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Synopsis:

This work by a noted physicist traces conceptual development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation, Newton's definition, subsequent reinterpretation &#8212; contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. "An excellent presentation." &#8212; Science.

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE DOVER EDITION

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

1 THE FORMATION OF SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS

2 THE CONCEPTION OF FORCE IN ANCIENT THOUGHT

3 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN GREEK SCIENCE

4 CONCEPTS OF FORCE IN PRECLASSICAL MECHANICS

5 THE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTUALIZATION OF FORCE: KEPLER

6 "FORCE" AND THE RISE OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS"

7 THE NEWTONIAN CONCEPT OF FORCE

8 THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF NEWTONIAN MECHANICS

9 "DYNAMISM: LEIBNIZ, BOSCOVICH, KANT, SPENCER"

10 MECHANISTIC THEORIES OF FORCE (GRAVITATION)

11 MODERN CRITICISM OF THE CONCEPT OF FORCE

12 THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486406893
Author:
Jammer, Max
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Physics
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
105-393
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.7 lb

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This work by a noted physicist traces conceptual development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation, Newton's definition, subsequent reinterpretation &#8212; contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. "An excellent presentation." &#8212; Science.
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