The Science Of Mechanics: A Critical And Historical Account Of Its Development (Classic Reprint)

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  • Publish Date: 2018-04-18
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  • Author: Ernst Mach

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Excerpt from The Science of Mechanics: A Critical and Historical Account of Its Development

The first edition of the English translation by Mr m'cormack of Mach's M eckanics was published in 1893, and was carefully revised by Professor Mach' himself. Since then two other editions of this translation have appeared, in which the altera tions contained in the successive German editions have been embodied in the form of appendices. In the seventh German edition, however, which appeared at Leipsic (f. A. Brockhaus) in 1912, there have been more profound modifications in the plan of Professor Mach's work, which are shortly referred to in the preface to that edition. Many things are added and some things are omitted. Among the parts omitted are the prefaces to all of the German editions except the first, and a new preface to the seventh edition has been added. The most extensive additions relate to recent historical re searches on the work of Galileo's precursors and the early work of Galileo himself; and the book is dedicated to the late Emil Wohlwill, of whose researches much use has been made.

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