Item description for Discovering the Principles of Mechanics 1600-1800: Essays by David Speiser by Kim Williams & Sandro Caparrini...
This book assembles 21 essays on the history of mechanics and mathematical physics written by David Speiser from 1961 to 2003. The period dealt with goes from the beginning of the seventeenth century through the eighteenth century. In particular, the essays discuss developments in elasticity, rigid bodies, gravitation, the principle of relativity, optics, and first principles. David Speiser examines the work of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Leibniz, the Bernoullis, Euler, Maupertuis, and Lambert. Sandro Caparrini and Kim Williams have selected the papers that present a cohesive overview of a crucial period in the history of mechanics by a historian and physicist of renown. Ordered chronologically with regards to the scientific developments, this collection presents a history of mechanics during the period under consideration.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764385642 ISBN13 9783764385644