Elements of Natural Philosophy

Elements of Natural Philosophy

by William Thomson, P. G. Tait
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1108014488

ISBN-13: 9781108014489

Pub. Date: 06/10/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In 1867, Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) and Peter Guthrie Tate revolutionised physics with the publication of their Treatise on Natural Philosophy, in which they demonstrated the centrality of energy conservation to systems of dynamic movement. Popularly known as 'T&T' for its authors' initials, the Treatise became the standard textbook on natural

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In 1867, Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) and Peter Guthrie Tate revolutionised physics with the publication of their Treatise on Natural Philosophy, in which they demonstrated the centrality of energy conservation to systems of dynamic movement. Popularly known as 'T&T' for its authors' initials, the Treatise became the standard textbook on natural philosophy, introducing generations of mathematicians to the 'new energy-based dynamics'. In Elements of Natural Philosophy (1873), they distil the portions of the Treatise not requiring higher calculus into a primer suitable for use in university courses. The first half covers the basic principles of kinematics and dynamics, including the motion of points, lines, and volumes, while the second half concerns questions of 'abstract dynamics', including particle attraction. The result of one of the most important collaborations in modern physics, this book remains a thorough introduction to the major principles of Thomson and Tait's larger work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108014489
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Division I. Preliminary: 1. Kinematics; 2. Dynamical laws and principles; 3. Experience; 4. Measures and instruments; Division II. Abstract Dynamics: 5. Introductory; 6. Statics of a particle. Attraction; 7. Statics of solids and fluids; Appendix.

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