Concepts of Force: A Study in the Foundations of Dynamics

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - 269 стор.
Both historical treatment and critical analysis, this work by a noted physicist takes a fascinating look at a fundamental of physics, tracing its development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation of scientific conceptualization, Newton's definition, post-Newtonian reinterpretation — contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. In-depth analysis of contemporary trend toward eliminating force from conceptual scheme of physics. "An excellent presentation." — Science. 1962 edition.
 

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THE FORMATION OF SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS
1
THE CONCEPTION OF FORCE IN ANCIENT THOUGHT
16
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN GREEK SCIENCE
24
CONCEPTS OF FORCE IN PRECLASSICAL MECHANICS
53
THE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTUALIZATION OF FORCE KEPLER
81
FORCE AND THE RISE OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS
94
THE NEWTONIAN CONCEPT OF FORCE
116
THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
147
DYNAMISM LEIBNIZ BOSCOVICH KANT SPENCER
158
MECHANISTIC THEORIES OF FORCE GRAVITATION
188
MODERN CRITICISM OF THE CONCEPT OF FORCE
200
THE CONCEPT OF FORCE IN CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE
241
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