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Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Johns

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More


Introduction: Translating Newton

J.B. Shank

in Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Questioning the old story of a "Newtonian Revolution" whereby Isaac Newton's 1687 Principia is said to singly lay the foundations of modern mathematical physics, giving birth through the reception of ... More


Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

J.B. Shank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A pervasive understanding holds that the foundation of calculus-based mathematical physics was laid by Issac Newton in his epochal treatise Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica of 1687. In ... More


Resheathing

Mariam Thalos

in Without Hierarchy: The Scale Freedom of the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917648
eISBN:
9780199980345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917648.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

By looking at the process of resheathing, we can gain insight into the nature of “stuff,” including the similarities between properties and objects. Newtonian and analytical mechanics differ in their ... More


Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics

Oliver Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

If modern mechanics began with Isaac Newton, modern analytical mechanics can be said to have begun with the work of the 18th-century mathematicians who elaborated his ideas. Without changing Newton’s ... More


Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Johns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics, and of the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More


Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics

Oliver Davis Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter argues that modern analytical mechanics began with the work of the eighteenth-century mathematicians who elaborated Newton's ideas. Without changing Newton's fundamental principles, ... More


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