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Author Sklar, Lawrence.
Title Philosophy and the foundations of dynamics [electronic resource] / Lawrence Sklar.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The prehistory of classical dynamics; 3. The astronomical revolution; 4. Precursors to Newtonian dynamics; 5. The Newtonian synthesis; 6. Philosophical aspects of the Newtonian synthesis; 7. The history of statics; 8. The development of dynamics after Newton; 9. The 'Newtonian' approach after Newton; 10. From virtual work to Lagrange's equation; 11. Extremal principles; 12. Some philosophical reflections on explanation and theory; 13. Conservation principles; 14. Hamilton's equations; 15. Canonical transformations, optical analogies and algebraic structures; 16. The search for new foundations; 17. New directions in the applications of dynamics; 18. Spacetime formulations of Newtonian dynamics; 19. Formalizations: mass and force; 20. Relationist dynamics; 21. Modes of explanation; 22. Retrospective and conclusions.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Dynamics.
Science -- Philosophy.
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Related To Original 9780521888196 0521888190 9780521716307 0521716306 (DLC) 2012021833
ISBN 1139615491 (electronic bk.)
9781139615495 (electronic bk.)
9780521888196 (hardback)
0521888190 (hardback)
9780521716307 (paperback)
0521716306 (paperback)
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