Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics

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Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics
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Author Max Jammer
Published 1961/1999/2009
Publisher Harvard University Press / Princeton University Press
Pages 176
ISBN 069114432X

"Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy addresses an important issue, covering a large swathe of territory and presenting technical results in clear and accessible way. There is no comparable study of mass in the field, and the need for a synoptic review is obvious. Philosophers and historians of science, who often lack the technical expertise to evaluate the work of physicists, will find the book very useful. Physicists, too, will value the book, particularly because it brings together results that are widely dispersed in the literature." -- Tim Maudlin, Rutgers University

"Professor Max Jammer's book is a significant and important contribution to the conceptual foundations of physics, especially in the manner in which it explores how the concept of mass occurs in the context of gravitational and space-time theories." -- Ronald Anderson, Boston College

An interesting and stimulating mix of physics and philosophical issues . . . and its also fun to read. -- Barry R. Holstein, American Scientist

[Jammer's] contributions to the conceptual foundations of physics have been, and continue to be, both fruitful and enlightening. -- Jonathan Bain, Physics Today

[Jammer's] contributions to the conceptual foundations of physics have been, and continue to be, both fruitful and enlightening. -- Review

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