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Autobiographical Sketch

Andrew Steane

in Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198716044
eISBN:
9780191784286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716044.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter offers a brief autobiography, with emphasis on science and faith. Areas that can cause tension are commented on. The contrast between philosophical analysis and the honest attempt to ... More


The Principle of Virtual Work

Jennifer Coopersmith

in The Lazy Universe: An Introduction to the Principle of Least Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743040
eISBN:
9780191802966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743040.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The meaning behind the mysterious Principle of Virtual Work is explained. Some worked examples in statics (equilibrium) are given, and the method of Virtual Work is compared and contrasted with the ... More


<i>Vis viva</i>, the First ‘Block’ of Energy

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Galileo brought in ‘time’, the relativity of motion, and v2∝ h; Descartes brought in ‘quantity of motion’ (mv) and ‘work of a machine’ (weight × height); Huygens, from his percussion and compound ... More


Heat in the Seventeenth Century

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The Scientific Revolution, from Bacon to Amontons through Galileo, Torricelli, Descartes, Boyle, Gassendi, Rey, Pascal, von Guericke, Mariotte, Mayow, Hooke, Halley, Huygens, Papin, Somerset, Savery, ... More


A Hundred and One Years of Mechanics: Newton to Lagrange via Daniel Bernoulli

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Vis viva (kinetic energy) was discovered by Leibniz, and ‘s Gravesande’s experiments showed that both momentum and kinetic energy were important measures. The concept of ‘potential energy’ slowly ... More


Conclusions: What Is Energy?

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Energy is ‘that-which-is-conserved’ and ‘the work done by a force’. The first definition brings in the different mathematical forms for energy, but neither one-liner clinches it. The energy view is ... More


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