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Paperback The Discovery of Dynamics: A Study from a Machian Point of View of the Discovery and the Structure of Dynamical Theories Book

ISBN: 0195132025

ISBN13: 9780195132021

The Discovery of Dynamics: A Study from a Machian Point of View of the Discovery and the Structure of Dynamical Theories

Ever since Newton created dynamics, there has been controversy about its foundations. Are space and time absolute? Do they form a rigid but invisible framework and container of the universe? Or are space, time, and motion relative? If so, does Newton's 'framework' arise through the influence of the universe at large, as Ernst Mach suggested? Einstein's aim when creating his general theory of relativity was to demonstrate this and thereby implement...

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