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The principles of mechanics before Hertz

JESPER LÜTZEN

in Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's 'Principles of Mechanics'

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567370
eISBN:
9780191717925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567370.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The period until 1860 saw a steady flow of interesting new theoretical discoveries in mechanics, even in the area of mechanics of systems of finitely many mass points. Moreover, there was a continued ... More


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