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Matter and Motion addresses:
. the properties of the center of mass of a material system
. work and energy
. 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).
|Ch. II||On Motion||15|
|Ch. III||On Force||26|
|Ch. IV||On the Properties of the Centre of Mass of a Material System||44|
|Ch. V||On Work and Energy||54|
|Ch. VII||The Pendulum and Gravity||92|
|Ch. VIII||Universal Gravitation||105|
|Ch. IX||On the Equations of Motion of a Connected System||123|
|App. I||The Relativity of the Forces of Nature||137|
|App. II||The Principle of Least Action||145|
Posted October 29, 2008
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