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Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems: Selected Writings / Edition 1

Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems: Selected Writings / Edition 1

by Ludwig Boltzmann, B.F. McGuinness


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ISBN-13: 9789027702500
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/30/1974
Series: Vienna Circle Collection Series , #5
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1974
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I/From Populäre Schriften: (Writings addressed to the Public).- Dedication (1905).- Foreword (1905).- 1. On the Methods of Theoretical Physics (1892).- 3. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (1886).- 5. On the Significance of Theories (1890).- 9. On Energetics (1896).- 10. On the Indispensability of Atomism in Natural Science (1897).- 11. More on Atomism (1897).- 12. On the Question of the Objective Existence of Processes in Inanimate Nature (1897).- 14. On the Development of the Methods of Theoretical Physics in Recent Times (1899).- 16. On the Fundamental Principles and Equations of Mechanics, I, II (1899).- 17. On the Principles of Mechanics, I, II (1900, 1902).- 18. An Inaugural Lecture on Natural Philosophy (1903).- 19. On Statistical Mechanics (1904).- 20. Reply to a Lecture on Happiness given by Prof. Ostwald (1904).- 22. On a Thesis of Schopenhauer’s (1905).- II/From Nature51 (1895).- On Certain Questions of the Theory of Gases.- III/From Encyclopaedia Britannica10,11.- Model (1902).- IV/From Vorlesungen Über Die Principe Der Mechanik (Lectures on the Principles of Mechanics).- One (1897).- Preface.- I. Fundamental Concepts.- 1. Characterization of the Method Chosen.- 2. Fundamental Concepts Borrowed from the Theory of Space and Time. First Fundamental Assumption. Continuity of Motion.- 3. Second Fundamental Assumption. Existence of Differential Coefficients of the Co-ordinates with Regard to Time. Concept of Velocity and Its Components.- 4. Introduction of Vectors.- 5. The Concept of Acceleration and Its Components.- 6. Fundamental Assumptions 3–7.- 7. Mass and Force. Equality of Action and Reaction.- 8. General Equations of Motion.- 9. Different Modes of Expression. Resultants. Components.- 10. Poisson’s Proof of the Parallelogram of Forces.- 11. Replacement of the Picture’s Co-ordinate System by Others.- 12. Relation of This Representation to Others.- Two (1904).- Preface.- 35. The Principle of Action as the Fundamental Principle of All Natural Science.- 77. Absolute and Relative Motion.- 88. The Law of Inertia.- Index Of Names.

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