## Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern PhysicsPrize-winning exposition of the historical development of the concept of mass analyzes such topics as the ancient concept of mass, the neoplatonic concept of inertia, conceptualization of inertial mass, modern concept of mass, mass and energy, concept of mass in quantum mechanics and field theory, and much more. 1964 edition. |

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### Contents

THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MASS | 1 |

OF MASS? | 16 |

THE NEOPLATONIC CONCEPT OF INERTIA | 30 |

THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF INERTIAL MASS | 49 |

PHILOSOPHICAL MODIFICATIONS OF THE NEWTONIAN | 75 |

THE CONCEPT OF MASS IN AXIOMATIZED | 119 |

THE ELECTROMAGNETIC CONCEPT OF MASS | 136 |

THE RELATIVISTIC CONCEPT OF MASS | 154 |

MASS AND ENERGY | 172 |

THE CONCEPT OF MASS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS | 191 |

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