Concepts of Force: A Study in the Foundations of Dynamics
|Publisher||Harvard University Press / Dover|
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 ed.