Concepts of Space
The History of Theories of Space in Physics 3rd Enlarged edition
By (author) Max Jammer
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Concepts of Space by Max Jammer
Book DescriptionHistorical surveys of the concept of space consider Judeo-Christian ideas, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, and more. This scholarly work features numerous original quotations and bibliographical references, including original-language excerpts and translations from ancient Greek, German, French, and Russian. Einstein's Foreword adds immense value. "Admirably compact and swiftly paced style." - Philosophy of Science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486271194
(215mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Max Jammer
Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, Paperback (June 2009)
Presents an analysis of the persistent difficulties of defining inertial mass in a noncircular manner. This book discusses the related question of whether mass is an observational or a theoretical concept. It also studies the notion of mass in special relativity.
Concepts of Simultaneity, Hardback (October 2006)
The study concludes with an analysis of simultaneity's importance in general relativity and quantum mechanics.
Einstein and Religion, Paperback (October 2002)
The philosophy of religion and the quest for spiritual truth preoccupied Albert Einstein - so much that it has been said "one might suspect he was a disguised theologian." But what exactly was Einstein's religious credo? This book offers an unbiased and well-documented answer to this question.
Concepts of Force, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Max Jammer
This work by a noted physicist traces conceptual development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation, Newton's definition, subsequent reinterpretation - contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. "An excellent presentation." - Science.
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Author Biography - Max Jammer
Physicist Max Jammer (1915 2010)wasa close colleague of Albert Einstein and a lecturer at Princeton University. He also taught at Harvard University, the University of Oklahoma, and Boston University before establishing the Physics Department at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also served as Professor, President, and Rector."
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