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Prof. Max Jammer
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Prof. Max Jammer (Books)

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by Max Jammer

Pages: 320
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Year: 2006
ISBN: 0801884225
ISBN: 978-0801884221

Max Jammer's Concepts of Simultaneity presents a comprehensive, accessible account of the historical development of an important and controversial concept -- which played a critical role in initiating modern theoretical physics -- from the days of Egyptian hieroglyphs through to Einstein's work in 1905, and beyond. Beginning with the use of the concept of simultaneity in ancient Egypt and in the Bible, the study discusses its role in Greek and medieval philosophy as well as its significance in Newtonian physics and in the ideas of Leibniz, Kant, and other classical philosophers. The central theme of Jammer's presentation is a critical analysis of the use of this concept by philosophers of science, like Poincar?, and its significant role in inaugurating modern theoretical physics in Einstein's special theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the philosophical problem of whether the notion of distant simultaneity presents a factual reality or only a hypothetical convention. The study concludes with an analysis of simultaneity's importance in general relativity and quantum mechanics.

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by Max Jammer

Pages: 176
Publisher: Harvard University Press / Princeton University Press
Year: 1961/1999/2009
ISBN: 069114432X
ISBN: 978-0691144320
ISBN: 069101017X
ISBN: 978-0691010175

"Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy addresses an important issue, covering a large swathe of territory and presenting technical results in clear and accessible way. There is no comparable study of mass in the field, and the need for a synoptic review is obvious. Philosophers and historians of science, who often lack the technical expertise to evaluate the work of physicists, will find the book very useful. Physicists, too, will value the book, particularly because it brings together results that are widely dispersed in the literature." -- Tim Maudlin, Rutgers University

"Professor Max Jammer's book is a significant and important contribution to the conceptual foundations of physics, especially in the manner in which it explores how the concept of mass occurs in the context of gravitational and space-time theories." -- Ronald Anderson, Boston College

An interesting and stimulating mix of physics and philosophical issues . . . and its also fun to read. -- Barry R. Holstein, American Scientist

[Jammer's] contributions to the conceptual foundations of physics have been, and continue to be, both fruitful and enlightening. -- Jonathan Bain, Physics Today

[Jammer's] contributions to the conceptual foundations of physics have been, and continue to be, both fruitful and enlightening. -- Review

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by Max Jammer

Pages: 288
Publisher: Harvard University Press / Dover
Year: 1957/1962/1998
ISBN: 048640689X
ISBN: 978-0486406893
ISBN: 0674157508
ISBN: 978-0674157507

Both historical treatment and critical analysis, this work by a noted physicist takes a fascinating look at a fundamental of physics, tracing its development from ancient to modern times. Kepler?s initiation of scientific conceptualization, Newton?s definition, post-Newtonian reinterpretation?contrasting concepts of Leibniz, Boscovich, Kant with those of Mach, Kirchhoff, Hertz. In-depth analysis of contemporary trend toward eliminating force from conceptual scheme of physics. "An excellent presentation"?Science. 1962 ed.

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by Max Jammer

Pages: 261
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Year: 1954/1969/1992
ISBN: 0486271196
ISBN: 978-0486271194
ISBN: 0674157710
ISBN: 978-0674157712

Newly updated study surveys the concept of space from the standpoint of historical development, including space in antiquity, Judeo-Christian ideas about space, Newton?s concept of absolute space, space from 18th century to the present. Extensive new chapter reviews changes in philosophy of space since publication of second edition (1969). Numerous original quotations and bibliographical references. "...admirably compact and swiftly paced style." - Philosophy of Science. Foreword by Albert Einstein.