Stanley Thornes (Publishers) Ltd, 1990, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Reprint

This book is about Mechanics and the solving of mechanical problems with the help of Pure Mathematics. Mechanics, which deals with the effects that forces have on bodies, is a science. So the laws of Mechanics are scientific laws. They come from observation and experiments and so can never be considered as universally true. The most that can be said of several of these laws is that they agree with observed results to the extent that they are accurate enough for most purposes. Pure Mathematics, on the other hand, is an art and its theorems are universally true. When Pure Mathematics is used to solve a Mechanical problem it is important to distinguish clearly between the use of a scientific law and a mathematical theorem. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 658 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red titles spine;. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Mechanics; Applied Mathematics; Probability; Mathematics. ISBN: 0859501418. ISBN/EAN: 9780859501415. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3358.

This book is about Mechanics and the solving of mechanical problems with the help of Pure Mathematics. Mechanics, which deals with the effects that forces have on bodies, is a science. So the laws of Mechanics are scientific laws. They come from observation and experiments and so can never be considered as universally true. The most that can be said of several of these laws is that they agree with observed results to the extent that they are accurate enough for most purposes. Pure Mathematics, on the other hand, is an art and its theorems are universally true. When Pure Mathematics is used to solve a Mechanical problem it is important to distinguish clearly between the use of a scientific law and a mathematical theorem. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 658 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red titles spine;. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Mechanics; Applied Mathematics; Probability; Mathematics. ISBN: 0859501418. ISBN/EAN: 9780859501415. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3358.