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Mach, Ernst 1838-1916

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Works: 748 works in 2,545 publications in 9 languages and 21,443 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Editor, Other, Contributor, Director, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, wpr, Correspondent, Author of dialog
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The science of mechanics; a critical and historical account of its development by Ernst Mach( Book )

75 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

162 editions published between 1905 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

136 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erion will stop at nothing to rescue his son and protect the woman he loves from the evil vampire Cruen and the underworld forces waiting to destroy her because of her betrayal
The principles of physical optics; an historical and philosophical treatment by Ernst Mach( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and German and held by 874 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
Space and geometry in the light of physiological, psychological and physical inquiry by Ernst Mach( Book )

50 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian scientist Ernst Mach (1838–1916) carried out work of importance in many fields of enquiry, including physics, physiology, psychology and philosophy. Published in this English translation of 1906, these essays examine geometry from three different perspectives. Mach argues that, as our ideas about space are created by the senses and how we experience our environment, researchers must not consider the subject from a mathematical standpoint alone. In the first essay, he explains how humans generate spatial concepts. Next, he discusses the psychology of geometry, its empirical origins, and its development. In the final piece, he writes from the viewpoint of a physicist, outlining how various mathematicians, such as Carl Friedrich Gauss and Bernhard Riemann, have contributed to our geometrical understanding. Also reissued in this series in English translation are Mach's The Science of Mechanics (1893) and Popular Scientific Lectures (1895)
Popular scientific lectures by Ernst Mach( Book )

47 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian scientist Ernst Mach (1838–1916) carried out work of importance in many fields of enquiry, including physics, physiology, psychology and philosophy. Many significant thinkers, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, benefited from engaging with his ideas. Mach delivered the twelve lectures collected here between 1864 and 1894. This English translation by Thomas J. McCormack (1865–1932) appeared in 1895. Mach tackles a range of topics in an engaging style, demonstrating his abilities as both a researcher and a communicator. In the realm of the physical sciences, he discusses electrostatics, the conservation of energy, and the speed of light. He also addresses physiological matters, seeking to explain aspects of the hearing system and why humans have two eyes. In the final four lectures, he deals with the nature of scientific study. The Science of Mechanics (1893), Mach's historical and philosophical account, is also reissued in this series
Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung by Ernst Mach( Book )

113 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die principien der wärmelehre. Historisch-kritisch entwickelt by Ernst Mach( Book )

80 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populär-wissenschaftliche Vorlesungen by Ernst Mach( Book )

69 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwickelung historisch-kritisch dargestellt by Ernst Mach( Book )

41 editions published between 1883 and 1933 in German and English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and root of the principle of the conservation of energy by Ernst Mach( Book )

30 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 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
Contributions to the analysis of the sensations by Ernst Mach( Book )

11 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 309 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)
Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated by Ernst Mach( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 280 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
The analysis of sensations and the relation of the physical to the psychical by Ernst Mach( Book )

9 editions published in 1914 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixie Lee brings home an alligator, a snake, and an owl as pets to protect her family from such spooky creatures as the churn-turners, the bogeyman, and the mist-sisters
La mécanique : exposé historique et critique de son développement by Ernst Mach( Book )

29 editions published between 1904 and 1987 in French and Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1921 and 1982 in German and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in German and Dutch and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beiträge zur Analyse der Empfindungen by Ernst Mach( Book )

11 editions published in 1886 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of mechanics; a critical and historical exposition of its principles by Ernst Mach( Book )

17 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Mach (1838–1916), the first scientist to study objects moving faster than the speed of sound, propounded a scientific philosophy which called for a strict adherence to observable data. He maintained that the sole purpose of scientific study is to provide the simplest possible description of detectable phenomena. In this work, first published in German in 1883 and here translated in 1893 by Thomas J. McCormack (1865–1932) from the 1888 second edition, Mach begins with a historical discussion of mechanical principles. He then proceeds to a critique of Newton's concept of 'absolute' space and time, reflecting Mach's rejection of theoretical concepts in the absence of definitive evidence. Although historically controversial, Mach's ideas and attitudes informed philosophers as influential as Russell and Wittgenstein, and his insistence upon a 'relative' idea of space and time provided much of the philosophical basis for Einstein's theory of general relativity decades later
 
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Knowledge and error : sketches on the psychology of enquiry
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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 treatmentSpace and geometry in the light of physiological, psychological and physical inquiryHistory and root of the principle of the conservation of energyContributions to the analysis of the sensationsPrinciples of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidatedThe analysis of sensations and the relation of the physical to the psychical
Alternative Names
Ernestus Mach

Ernst Mach austerriksk fysikar

Ernst Mach Austrian physicist and university educator

Ernst Mach český fyzik a vysokoškolský pedagog

Ernst Mach czech physicist and university educator

Ernst Mach éisträichesche Physiker

Ernst Mach físic i filòsof austríac

Ernst Mach físico e filósofo austríaco

Ernst Mach fizyk austriacki

Ernst Mach morvaországi osztrák fizikus, filozófus

Ernst Mach Oostenrijks natuurkundige

Ernst Mach Oostenrijks natuurkundige (1838-1916)

Ernst Mach österreichischer Physiker, Philosoph und Wissenschaftstheoretiker

Ernst Mach österrikisk fysiker

Ernst Mach østerriksk fysiker

Ernst Mach østrigsk fysiker

Ernst Mach physicien et philosophe des sciences autrichien

Ernst Mah

Ernst Max

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

Mach, Ernsto

Machas Ernstas

Mah, È.

Mah, E. 1838-1916

Mah, Ernst

Mah, Ernst 1838-1916

Makh, Ė. 1838-1916

Makh, Ėrnst 1838-1916

Max Ernst

Ερνστ Μαχ

Ернст Мах

Ернст Мах австриски физичар и филозоф

Мах Е

Мах Е. 1838-1916

Мах Э.

Мах Э. 1838-1916

Мах, Э. (Эрнст), 1838-1916

Мах, Эрнест 1838-1916

Мах Эрнст

Мах, Эрнст 1838-1916

Эрнст

Эрнст Мах австрийский физик и философ-позитивист

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ארנסט מאך

מך, ארנסט 1838-1916

إرنست ماخ

إرنست ماخ فيزيائي نمساوي وأستاذ جامعي

ارنست ماخ فیزیک‌دان اتریشی

अर्न्स्ट माक

ਅਰਨਸਟ ਮਾਖ਼

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ഏണസ്റ്റ് മാക്ക്

ერნსტ მახი ჩეხი ფიზიკოსი

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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