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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Influence Of Ernst Mach In The Teaching Of Mechanics
Author: Assis A.K.T.
Zylbersztajn A.
Abstract: We present Newton's main ideas for the formulation of classical mechanics as given in the Principia. Then we discuss Ernst Mach's criticisms of Newtonian mechanics as contained in his book The Science of Mechanics. We analyze the influence of Mach's ideas in the teaching of classical mechanics considering five representative textbooks: those of Kittel, Knight and Ruderman; Marion and Thornton; Symon; Feynman, Leighton and Sands; and Goldstein. We conclude that the influence of Mach's ideas has been very great, being incorporated in the textbooks, although not always with the deserved acknowledgment. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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Date Issue: 2001
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