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Final comments

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Our modern knowledge of gravitation is the result of intense effort by a long list of personalities driven by a passionate desire to learn the truth about nature. These intellects tower high over ... More


Can Social Science Approaches Find the Law of Gravitation?

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

When a number of social scientists were given synthetic data that fitted the universal law of gravitation, they all missed the underlying pattern. Yet they found results satisfactory and complete by ... More


List of conclusions

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/9780198567370.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter presents a list of conclusions about Heinrich Hertz's mechanics. First, Hertz conceived of his mechanics as the foundation of all of physics and thought that there was strong empirical ... More


Distances Matter

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber

in How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The linguistic, genetic, and cultural distances discussed in Chapter 3 have important applications, and many economists have shown that they matter greatly. This chapter focuses on inter-country ... More


The seeker

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Newton was the ultimate seeker. He looked for the fundamental causes of everything and believed he was destined to find them. Science and mathematics were only a part of his lifelong search. He ... More


The laws

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The law of gravitation could not be proved and could not be applied unless the basic laws of motion were understood. Newton realized this and in an amazing intellectual tour de force, he formulated ... More


The system of the world

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

From the Sun to beyond Pluto, giant worlds, mini-planets, moons, and comets move in thrall to the law of gravitation. This has been called the System of the World for millennia. It is so large that ... More


The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This richly annotated facsimile edition of “The Foundation of General Relativity” introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable ... More


Mechanics and Astronomy

E. Brian Davies

in Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers two related topics. The first is the development of astronomy in the 16th and 17th centuries, culminating in Newton's publication of his laws of motion in 1687; the second ... More


Fules Supervielle, Gravitations (1925/1932): The Prosody of Displacement

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Jules Supervielle's poems and the prevailing prosody of displacement found in his poetry. The chapter also examines the different Superviellean strategies employed by ... More


Pierre Reverdy, Sources Du Vent(1929): The Prosody of Cubism

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Pierre Reverdy, his poem Gravitations, and his opinion and reflections of the reading of verses, of the aesthetic principles of Cubism, and of the experimental approach of ... More


Anaximander and Anaximenes

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Anaximander, Thales’ “pupil and successor,” wrote a book, the first general account of the world in the new way. Evolution (cosmic and organic), survival of the fittest, postulated entities tethered ... More


Einstein Agonists: Weyl and Reichenbach

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Hermann Weyl and Hans Reichenbach stood on opposite sides in a debate that ostensibly turned on whether rigid rods and ideal clocks do or should play an epistemologically fundamental role in GTR. ... More


Transcendental‐Phenomenological Idealism: Husserl and Weyl

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Weyl’s major contributions in the spring of 1918 to the general theory of relativity and to constructive analysis reveal the influence of Husserl’s transcendental-phenomenological idealism. The known ... More


Weyl's “Purely Infinitesimal” Constitution of Field Physics

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is shown how Weyl intertwined phenomenological analysis and mathematical construction in building the foundation of his “pure infinitesimal geometry” underlying gravitation and electromagnetism. ... More


Geometrizing Physics: Eddington's Theory of the Affine Field

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is shown how Eddington’s 1921 generalization of Weyl’s theory of gravitation and electromagnetism stemmed from similar transcendental idealist epistemological concerns. While Eddington’s affine ... More


Kant on Science and Experience

Michael Friedman

in Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195177602
eISBN:
9780199835553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177606.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that since Kant's model of properly scientific knowledge is the Newtonian theory of universal gravitation, Kant's view of science is not predicated on a sharp distinction between ... More


The principle of equivalence

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

After a review of the Newtonian theory of gravitation in terms of its potential function, we start the study of general relativity (GR) with the introduction of the equivalence principle (EP). The ... More


Field's Fictionalism

Mark Colyvan

in The Indispensability of Mathematics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137545
eISBN:
9780199833139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513754X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Hartry Field has attacked the indispensability argument by arguing that mathematics is in fact dispensable to science. He does this by showing a way to dispense with quantification over mathematical ... More


The Newtonian Era

HELGE S. KRAGH

in Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209163
eISBN:
9780191706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209163.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter covers the development from Newton in the 1680s to Hubble in the 1920s. During this long period the law of gravitation became the cornerstone of theoretical astronomy and cosmology. From ... More


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