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Max Jammer
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Princeton University Press (February 2001)
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The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time

The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time. But in contrast to the latter, which are the subject of innumerable physical and philosophical studies, the concept of mass has been but rarely investigated. The book begins with an analysis of the persistent difficulties of defining inertial mass in a noncircular manner and discusses the related question of whether mass is an observational or a theoretical concept.

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.

Home Browse Books Book details, Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and. Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Here Max Jammer, a leading philosopher and historian of physics, provides a concise but comprehensive, coherent, and self-contained study of the concept of mass as it is defined, interpreted, and applied in contemporary physics and as it is critically examined in the modern philosophy of science.

Article in Foundations of Physics 30(6):959-964 · January 2000 with 4 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. DOI: 1. 023/A:1003610826711. December 1979 · Philosophy of Science.

Jammer studied physics, philosophy and history of science, first at the University of Vienna, and then from 1935 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem .

Jammer studied physics, philosophy and history of science, first at the University of Vienna, and then from 1935 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received a PhD in experimental physics in 1942. After serving in the British Army for the rest of the war, Jammer returned to Hebrew University, where he lectured on the history and philosophy of science, before moving in 1952 to Harvard University. He subsequently became a lecturer there and a close colleague of Albert Einstein at Princeton University.

Among the awards he has received are the Israel Prize and the Monograph Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Book Overview Here Max Jammer, a leading philosopher and historian of physics, provides a concise but comprehensive.

The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time.

Cite this article as: Woodward, . 1023/A:1003610826711. Publisher Name Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers. Print ISSN 0015-9018. Online ISSN 1572-9516. Reprints and Permissions.