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History of virtual work laws : a history of mechanics prospective

Author: Danilo Capecchi
Publisher: Birkh�auser, Milan ; London : Birkhäuser, ©2012.
Series: Science networks historical studies, v. 42.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a history of classical mechanics, documenting methods of study from Greece in the fourth century BC to late nineteenth-century Europe. The text assesses effectiveness of forces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Capecchi, Danilo.
History of virtual work laws.
Milan ; London : Birkhäuser, ©2012
(OCoLC)781490462
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danilo Capecchi
ISBN: 9788847020566 8847020565 9788847020016 8847020018
OCLC Number: 793601557
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 492 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
Logic status of virtual work laws --
Greek origins --
Arabic and Latin science of weights --
Italian Renaissance statics --
Torricelli's principle --
European statics during the XVI and XVII centuries --
The principle of virtual velocities --
The Jesuit school of the XVIII century --
Lagrange's contribution --
Lazare Carnot's mechanics of collision --
The debate in Italy --
The debate at the École polytechnique --
Poinsot's criticism --
Complementary virtual work laws --
The treatises of mechanics --
Virtual work laws and continuum mechanics --
Thermodynamical approach.
Series Title: Science networks historical studies, v. 42.
Responsibility: Danilo Capecchi.

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