By René Dugas
"A extraordinary paintings that allows you 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 rules of normal mechanics chronologically from their earliest roots in antiquity in the course of the heart a while to the innovative 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 significantly inventive and influential paintings of Galileo, Huygens and Newton. The 3rd half is dedicated to the eighteenth century, during which the association of mechanics unearths 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 guidelines of the nice innovators and the texts in their writings. the result's a very actual and goal account, specifically thorough in its bills 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 plenty of different key figures.
Erudite, finished, replete with penetrating insights, AHistory of Mechanics is an strangely skillful and wide-ranging examine that belongs within the library of somebody drawn to the historical past of science.
Read or Download A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) PDF
Similar mechanics books
Plate and shell theories skilled a renaissance lately. The potentials of shrewdpermanent fabrics, the demanding situations of adaptive buildings, the calls for of thin-film technologies and more on the single hand and the provision of newly constructed mathematical instruments, the great elevate in laptop amenities and the advance of business software program applications at the different triggered a reanimation of the clinical curiosity.
Complicated equipment of Structural research goals to aid its readers navigate throughout the colossal box of structural research. The ebook goals to assist its readers grasp the varied tools utilized in structural research via targeting the valuable strategies, in addition to the benefits and drawbacks of every procedure.
Every thing engineers want to know approximately mechanical vibration and surprise. .. in a single authoritative reference paintings! This absolutely up-to-date and revised third variation addresses the whole box of mechanical vibration and surprise as probably the most vital different types of load and tension utilized to constructions, machines and parts within the actual international.
This textbook introduces and explains the fundamental ideas on which statics is predicated using genuine engineering examples. The authors emphasize the educational strategy by means of exhibiting a true challenge, examining it, simplifying it, and constructing the way to clear up it. this option teaches scholars intuitive pondering in fixing actual engineering difficulties utilizing the basics of Newton’s legislation.
- Formeln und Aufgaben zur Technischen Mechanik 3: Kinetik, Hydrodynamik (Springer-Lehrbuch) (German Edition)
- A Primer in Elasticity
- Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)
- Reeds Vol 2: Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers (Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series)
- Elasticity (Dover Books on Physics)
Additional info for A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)
A History of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by René Dugas