Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics
This book presents a prize-winning exposition of the historical development of the concept of mass rigorously, concisely, and provocatively analyzes such topics as the ancient concept of mass, the neoplatonic concept of inertia, the conceptualization of inertial mass, the modern concept of mass, mass and energy, the concept of mass in quantum mechanics and field theory, and more.
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THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MASS
THE NEOPLATONIC CONCEPT OF INERTIA
THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF INERTIAL MASS
PHILOSOPHICAL MODIFICATIONS OF THE NEWTONIAN
THE CONCEPT OF MASS IN AXIOMATIZED
THE ELECTROMAGNETIC CONCEPT OF MASS
THE RELATIVISTIC CONCEPT OF MASS
MASS AND ENERGY
THE CONCEPT OF MASS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
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