Download e-book for iPad: A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by René Dugas

By René Dugas

ISBN-10: 0486656322

ISBN-13: 9780486656328

"A striking paintings on the way to stay a record of the 1st rank for the historian of mechanics." — Louis de Broglie
In this masterful synthesis and summation of the technological know-how of mechanics, Rene Dugas, a number one pupil and educator on the famed Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, bargains with the evolution of the foundations of common mechanics chronologically from their earliest roots in antiquity throughout the center a while to the progressive advancements in relativistic mechanics, wave and quantum mechanics of the early twentieth century.
The current quantity is split into 5 elements: the 1st treats of the pioneers within the research of mechanics, from its beginnings as much as and together with the 16th century; the second one part discusses the formation of classical mechanics, together with the enormously artistic and influential paintings of Galileo, Huygens and Newton. The 3rd half is dedicated to the eighteenth century, during which the association of mechanics reveals its climax within the achievements of Euler, d'Alembert and Lagrange. The fourth half is dedicated to classical mechanics after Lagrange. partly 5, the writer undertakes the relativistic revolutions in quantum and wave mechanics.
Writing with nice readability and sweep of imaginative and prescient, M. Dugas follows heavily the information of the good innovators and the texts in their writings. the result's a very actual and goal account, particularly thorough in its money owed of mechanics in antiquity and the center a while, and the $64000 contributions of Jordanus of Nemore, Jean Buridan, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Leonardo da Vinci, and lots of different key figures.
Erudite, entire, replete with penetrating insights, AHistory of Mechanics is an surprisingly skillful and wide-ranging learn that belongs within the library of somebody drawn to the background of science.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) PDF

Best mechanics books

Download PDF by K. M. Liew,Y. Xiang,S. Kitipornchai,C. M. Wang: Vibration of Mindlin Plates: Programming the p-Version Ritz

Over the past a number of years, the 4 authors have together performed examine into the research of vibrating Mindlin plates as a collaborative venture among Nanyang Technological collage, The nationwide collage of Singapore, and The college of Queensland. The examine used to be caused via the truth that there's a dearth of vibration effects for Mindlin plates in comparison to classical skinny plate strategies.

Download e-book for kindle: Computational Modeling of Polymer Composites: A Study of by Samit Roy,J.N. Reddy

Computational Modeling of Polymer Composites: A learn of Creep and Environmental results info the advance of polymeric fabrics and their use in shrewdpermanent fabrics and composite constructions in aerospace and automobile industries. in keeping with the authors' paintings in the past 30 years, this booklet offers a robust realizing of the theories and linked finite aspect life-prediction types for elastic and viscoelastic reaction of polymers and polymer composites in competitive environments.

Download PDF by Herbert Goldstein,Charles P. Poole,John L. Safko: Classical Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition

For 30 years, this publication has been the stated commonplace in complicated classical mechanics classes. This vintage e-book permits readers to make connections among classical and smooth physics — an necessary a part of a physicist's schooling. during this re-creation, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have up to date the e-book to incorporate the most recent subject matters, purposes, and notation to mirror cutting-edge physics curriculum.

Download e-book for kindle: Dynamic Response of Infrastructure to Environmentally by Anastasios G. Sextos,George D. Manolis

This publication offers state-of-the-art insurance of significant present matters within the research, size, and tracking of the dynamic reaction of infrastructure to environmental lots, together with these prompted through earthquake movement and differential soil payment. The assurance is in 5 components that deal with numerical tools in structural dynamics, soil–structure interplay research, instrumentation and structural future health tracking, hybrid experimental mechanics, and structural well-being tracking for bridges.

Extra info for A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

Example text

Download PDF sample

A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by René Dugas


by William
4.0

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 45 votes