*Concepts of Force: A Study in the Foundations of Dynamics*

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Author | Max Jammer |
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Published | 1957/1962/1998 |

Publisher | Harvard University Press / Dover |

Pages | 288 |

ISBN | 048640689X |

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.