Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy

The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time. But in contrast to the latter, which are the subject of innumerable physical and philosophical studies, the concept of mass has been but rarely investigated. Here Max Jamm...

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Other Authors: Jammer, Max 1915-2010
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton, N.J Princeton University Press c2000
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Mass
B Mass / Concept of / History
Further subjects:B Mass (Physics)
B Science
B Electronic books
B Physics Philosophy
B Physics
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time. But in contrast to the latter, which are the subject of innumerable physical and philosophical studies, the concept of mass has been but rarely investigated. Here Max Jammer, a leading philosopher and historian of physics, provides a concise but comprehensive, coherent, and self-contained study of the concept of mass as it is defined, interpreted, and applied in contemporary physics and as it is critically examined in the modern philosophy of science. With its focus
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on print version record
ISBN:1400823781