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Mechanistic images in geometric form : Heinrich Hertz's Principles of mechanics

Author: Jesper L�utzen. ; Jesper Lützen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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This book presents an analysis of Heinrich Hertz's posthumously published 'Principles of Mechanics' in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. It is the first book to comprehensively examine Hertz's important ideas on mechanics and the author draws on the original manuscripts to reveal the creative process of Hertz throughout the writing of his book. - ;This book gives an analysis of Hertz's  Read more...
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Lützen, Jesper.
Mechanistic images in geometric form.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005001534
(OCoLC)57557717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesper L�utzen. ; Jesper Lützen
ISBN: 0198567375 9780198567370 9780191524349 0191524344 9786611346409 6611346406
OCLC Number: 252697034
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The principles of mechanics before Hertz ; 3. Mechanization of physics ; 4. The concept of force ; 5. A biographical survey ; 6. Hertz's road to mechanics ; 7. Images of nature ; 8. Hertz's earlier ideas about images ; 9. Images of mechanics ; 10. Kantianism. A priori and empirical elements of images ; 11. Time, space and mass ; 12. The line element: the origin of the Massenteilchen ; 13. Hertz's geometry of systems of points ; 14. Vector quantities and their components ; 15. Connections. Material systems ; 16. The fundamental law ; 17. Free systems ; 18. Cyclic coordinates ; 19. Unfree systems. Forces ; 20. Cyclic and conservative systems ; 21. Integral principles ; 22. A history of non-holonomic constraints ; 23. Hertz on the Hamiltonian formalism ; 24. Mathematicians on the geometrization of the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism ; 25. Hertz on the domain of applicability of his mechanics ; 26. Force-producing models ; 27. Reception, extension and impact ; 28. List of conclusions ; A. Appendix
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