A History of Mechanics


REPRINT EDITION of Dugas' work that was first published in Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1955. 8vo. 662, [ads, 18] pp. Foreword by Louis de Broglie, translated into English by J. R. Maddox; occasional light pencil notations in the text. Pictorial wrappers; light shelf wear, spine creased. Bookseller's label on front free endpaper. Ivy Trent's copy with her ownership mark on the front free end-paper. Very Good. This book is a masterful synthesis and summation of the science of mechanics, elaborating the evolution of the principles of general mechanics chronologically from their earliest roots in antiquity throughout the Middle Ages to the revolutionary developments in relativistic mechanics, wave and quantum mechanics of the early twentieth century. The foreword is authored by Louis de Broglie (1892-1987), the ground-breaking expert in quantum mechanics who won a Nobel Prize in physics (1929).

Title: A History of Mechanics

Author Name: Rene Dugas (1897-1957) and Louis De Broglie (1892-1987), foreword

Categories: History of Science,

Edition: Reprint Edition

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: OG42415-058

Keywords: Rene Dugas, Louis De Broglie, A History of Mechanics, History of Science, Reference