The Resource Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics, by Amitabha Ghosh, (electronic resource)

Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics, by Amitabha Ghosh, (electronic resource)

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Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics
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Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics
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by Amitabha Ghosh
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eng
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This book provides an introduction to Newtonian and relativistic mechanics. Unlike other books on the topic, which generally take a 'top-down' approach, it follows a novel system to show how the concepts of the 'science of motion' evolved through a veritable jungle of intermediate ideas and concepts. Starting with Aristotelian philosophy, the text gradually unravels how the human mind slowly progressed towards the fundamental ideas of inertia physics. The concepts that now appear so obvious to even a high school student took great intellectuals more than a millennium to clarify. The book explores the evolution of these concepts through the history of science. After a comprehensive overview of the discovery of dynamics, it explores fundamental issues of the properties of space and time and their relation with the laws of motion. It also explores the concepts of spatio-temporal locality and fields, and offers a philosophical discussion of relative motion versus absolute motion, as well as the concept of an absolute space. Furthermore, it presents Galilean transformation and the principle of relativity, inadequacy of Galilean relativity and emergence of the spatial theory of relativity with an emphasis on physical understanding, as well as the debate over relative motion versus absolute motion and Mach's principle followed by the principle of equivalence. The natural follow-on to this section is the physical foundations of general theory of relativity. Lastly, the book ends with some new issues and possibilities regarding further modifications of the laws of motion leading to the solution of a number of fundamental issues closely connected with the characteristics of the cosmos. It is a valuable resource for undergraduate students of physics, engineering, mathematics, and related disciplines. It is also suitable for interdisciplinary coursework and introductory reading outside the classroom
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Ghosh, Amitabha
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  • QC120-168.85
  • QA808.2
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • History
  • Mechanics
  • Mechanics, Applied
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • History of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics, by Amitabha Ghosh, (electronic resource)
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Introdution -- Evolution of Dynamics -- Some Basic Concepts in Newtonian Mechanics -- Basic Concepts in Special Relativity -- Principle of Equivalence and Physical Foundations of General Theory of Relativity
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XVI, 122 p. 153 illus.
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9789811062537
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10.1007/978-981-10-6253-7
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(DE-He213)978-981-10-6253-7
Label
Conceptual Evolution of Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics, by Amitabha Ghosh, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introdution -- Evolution of Dynamics -- Some Basic Concepts in Newtonian Mechanics -- Basic Concepts in Special Relativity -- Principle of Equivalence and Physical Foundations of General Theory of Relativity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVI, 122 p. 153 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789811062537
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-6253-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-981-10-6253-7

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