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Treatise on Natural Philosophy

William Thomson Peter Guthrie Tait

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Cambridge University Press
20 July 2009
'The term 'natural philosophy' was used by Newton, and is still used in British Universities, to denote the investigation of laws in the material world, and the deduction of results not directly observed.' This definition, from the Preface to the second edition of 1879, defines the proposed scope of the work: the two volumes reissued here are the only completed part of a survey of the entirety of the physical sciences by Lord Kelvin and his fellow Scot, Peter Guthrie Tait, first published in 1867. Although the partnership ceased after eighteen years of collaboration, the published books, containing chapters on kinematics, dynamics and statics, had a great influence on the development of physics in the second half of the nineteenth century.
By:   William Thomson, Peter Guthrie Tait
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Volume:   Volume 1
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   810g
ISBN:   9781108005364
ISBN 10:   1108005365
Series:   Treatise on Natural Philosophy 2 Volume Paperback Set
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   20 July 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; Part II. Abstract dynamics: 5. Introductory; 6. Statics of a particle; 7. Statics of solids and fluids; Appendices.

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