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Mach, Ernst 1838-1916

Overview
Works: 537 works in 1,856 publications in 10 languages and 18,118 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Speaker, Editor, Honoree, Director, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QA802, 531
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Most widely held works by Ernst Mach
The science of mechanics; a critical and historical account of its development by Ernst Mach( Book )

147 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and error : sketches on the psychology of enquiry by Ernst Mach( Book )

146 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologie / Wissenschaften
Die Analyse der Empfindungen und das Verhältnis des Physischen zum Psychischen by Ernst Mach( Book )

118 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raum / Empfindung
The principles of physical optics; an historical and philosophical treatment by Ernst Mach( Book )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and German and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic exposition, Ernst Mach presents a detailed account of the experimental and theoretical evolution of our understanding of light phenomena and apparatus. Beginning with the philosophic and physiological speculation arising from early experiments on light and color perception, he proceeds to a thorough examination of the history of diopterics, including the roles of Huyghens, Galileo, Descartes, the Bernoullis, Kepler, and other scientists. Full descriptions of hundreds of experiments and detailed treatments of theory cover Newton's work with color and dispersion, his concept of
Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

73 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi should hope for "first and foremost" from any historical investigation, including his own, was that "it may not be too tedious." II That hope is generally realized in Mach's historical writings, most of which are as lively and interesting now as they were when they appeared. Mach did not follow any existing model of historical or philosophical or scientific exposition, but went at things his own way combining the various approaches as needed to reach the goals he set for himself. When he is at his best we get a sense of the Mach whom William James met on a visit to Prague, the Mach whose four hours of "unforgettable conversation" gave the forty year old, well traveled James the strongest "impression of pure intellectual genius" he had yet received, and whose "absolute simplicity of manner and winningness of smile" captivated him completely. 12 Consider, for example, the first few chapters of this book, Principles of the Theory of Heat, which Mach devotes to the notion of temperature, that most fundamental of all thermal concepts. He begins by trying to trace the path that leads from our sensations of hot and cold to a numerical temperature scale
Space and geometry in the light of physiological, psychological and physical inquiry by Ernst Mach( Book )

44 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis of sensations, and the relation of the physical to the psychical by Ernst Mach( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular scientific lectures by Ernst Mach( Book )

36 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the analysis of the sensations by Ernst Mach( Book )

40 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FOR the preparation of the present excellent translation of my Beitrage zur Analyse der Empfindungen I am under profound obligations to The Open Court Publishing Company. Not a little of the progress of psychology is owing to the strenuous efforts which the promoters of the science have made to find the main explanation of its problems in the principle of association and these investigations have received a fresh impulse from the results of neural anatomy and neural physiology. I am of opinion however, that the idea advanced in the present work, agreeably to which as many physico-chemical neural processes are to be assumed as there are distinguishable qualities of sensation, is also possessed of heuristic value, and that there is reasonable hope that at some future time it, too, will receive elucidation from the side of physiological chemistry. Although I can lay no claim whatever to the title of physiologist, and still less to that of philosopher, yet I venture to hope that the work thus undertaken, purely from a strong desire for self-enlightenment, by a physicist unconstrained by the conventional barriers of the specialist, may not be entirely without value for others also, even though I may not be everywhere in the right"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
History and root of the principle of the conservation of energy by Ernst Mach( Book )

38 editions published between 1871 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Austrian scientist Ernst Mach (1838-1916) carried out work of importance in several fields of enquiry, including physics, physiology and psychology. In this short work, first published in German in 1872 and translated here into English in 1911 by Philip E.B. Jourdain (1879-1919) from the 1909 second edition, Mach discusses the formulation of one of science's most fundamental theories. He provides his interpretation of the principle of the conservation of energy, claiming its foundations are not in mechanical physics. Mach's 1868 work on the definition of mass - one of his most significant contributions to mechanics - has been incorporated here. His perspective on the topic as a whole remains relevant to those interested in the history of science and the theory of knowledge. Also reissued in this series in English translation are Mach's The Science of Mechanics (1893) and Popular Scientific Lectures (1895)."--Page 4 of cover
Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung by Ernst Mach( Book )

50 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populär-wissenschaftliche Vorlesungen by Ernst Mach( Book )

55 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis of sensations and the relation of the physical to the psychical by Ernst Mach( Book )

6 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Prinzipien der physikalischen Optik; historisch und erkenntnispsychologisch entwickelt by Ernst Mach( Book )

24 editions published between 1921 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundlinien der Lehre von den Bewegungsempfindungen by Ernst Mach( Book )

16 editions published between 1875 and 1967 in German and Dutch and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Mach--Werk und Wirkung( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of the theory of movement perception by Ernst Mach( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei populäre Vorträge über Optik by Ernst Mach( Book )

6 editions published between 1867 and 1970 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optisch-akustische Versuche : die spectrale und stroboskopische Untersuchung tönender Körper by Ernst Mach( Book )

18 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über Ernst Machs "Erkenntnis und Irrtum" : mit zwei Anhängen, Kleine Schriften über Enrst Mach, Der Brentano-Mach-Briefwechsel by Franz Brentano( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Knowledge and error : sketches on the psychology of enquiry
Alternative Names
Ernestus Mach

Ernst Mach austerriksk fysikar

Ernst Mach český fyzik a vysokoškolský pedagog

Ernst Mach czech physicist and university educator

Ernst Mach fisico e filosofo austriaco

Ernst Mach fizyk austriacki

Ernst Mach morvaországi osztrák fizikus, filozófus

Ernst Mach Oostenrijks natuurkundige

Ernst Mach österrikisk fysiker

Ernst Mach østerriksk fysiker

Ernst Mach østrigsk fysiker

Ernst Mach physicien et philosophe des sciences autrichien

Ernst Mah

Ernsts Mahs

Ma-ho, E. 1838-1916

Ma-ho, En-ssu-tʻe 1838-1916

Mach 1838-1916

Mach, E.

Mach E. 1838-1916

Mach, E. (Ernst), 1838-1916

Mach, E. W. 1838-1916

Mach, E. W. J. 1838-1916

Mach, E. W. J. W. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernest 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst

Mach, Ernst W. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst W. J. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst W. J. W. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst Waldfrid J. W. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst Waldfried Josef W. 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel 1838-1916

Mach, Ernst Waldfried Joseph Wenzel 1838-1916

Mah, È.

Mah, E. 1838-1916

Mah, Ernst 1838-1916

Makh, Ė. 1838-1916

Makh, Ėrnst 1838-1916

Max Ernst

Ερνστ Μαχ

Ернст Мах

Мах Е. 1838-1916

Мах Э. 1838-1916

Мах, Э. (Эрнст), 1838-1916

Мах, Эрнест 1838-1916

Мах, Эрнст 1838-1916

Эрнст

Эрнст Мах австрийский физик и философ-позитивист

ארנסט מאך

מך, ארנסט 1838-1916

إرنست ماخ

ارنست ماخ فیزیک‌دان اتریشی

अर्न्स्ट माक

ಅರ್ನ್‌ಸ್ಟ್ ಮ್ಯಾಕ್

마흐, 에른스트 1838-1916

에른스트 마흐

エルンスト・マッハ

マッハ, エルンスト

マッハ, エルンスト 1838-1916

恩斯特·马赫

马赫, 恩斯特 1838-1916

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Knowledge and error : sketches on the psychology of enquiryDie Analyse der Empfindungen und das Verhältnis des Physischen zum PsychischenThe principles of physical optics; an historical and philosophical treatmentPrinciples of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidatedSpace and geometry in the light of physiological, psychological and physical inquiryContributions to the analysis of the sensationsFundamentals of the theory of movement perception