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Both historical treatment and critical analysis, this work by a noted physicist takes a fascinating look at a fundamental of physics, tracing its development from ancient to modern times. Kepler's initiation of scientific conceptualization, Newton's definition, postNewtonian reinterpretation ? contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. Indepth analysis of contemporary trend toward eliminating force from conceptual scheme of physics. "An excellent presentation." ? ...