Matter and Motion

Matter and Motion

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by James Clerk Maxwell
     
 

This slim yet dense volume remains an excellent introduction to Newtonian physics, just as when it was first published in 1877. Beginning with the basics of physical science and working his way steadily up to universal gravitation, Maxwell surveys late-19th-century physics in his clear and concise style.

Matter and Motion addresses:
. motion
. force
.

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This slim yet dense volume remains an excellent introduction to Newtonian physics, just as when it was first published in 1877. Beginning with the basics of physical science and working his way steadily up to universal gravitation, Maxwell surveys late-19th-century physics in his clear and concise style.

Matter and Motion addresses:
. motion
. force
. the properties of the center of mass of a material system
. work and energy
. recapitulation
. the pendulum and gravity
. the equations of motion of a connected system

Readers from the science historian to the high school physics student will come away from Matter and Motion with a deeper understanding of the roots of modern physics.

Scottish physicist and mathematician JAMES CLERK MAXWELL (1831-1879) is considered by many to be one of the giants of theoretical physics. Albert Einstein once described Maxwell's work as "the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton." A devoutly religious man and a published poet as well as a renowned scientist, Maxwell's books include Theory of Heat (1870), Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (1873), and Elementary Treatise on Electricity (1881).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602068537
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
10/17/2007
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
803,102
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IIntroduction1
Ch. IIOn Motion15
Ch. IIIOn Force26
Ch. IVOn the Properties of the Centre of Mass of a Material System44
Ch. VOn Work and Energy54
Ch. VIRecapitulation79
Ch. VIIThe Pendulum and Gravity92
Ch. VIIIUniversal Gravitation105
Ch. IXOn the Equations of Motion of a Connected System123
App. IThe Relativity of the Forces of Nature137
App. IIThe Principle of Least Action145
Index162

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