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The e-book is a compilation of Max Planck's essays in line with an unique German assortment from 1922, released as 'Physikalische rundblicke. Gesammelte reden und aufsätze'.
The first variation of the English model was once initially released in 1925 as 'A Survey of Physics', and reprinted by means of Dover due to the fact 1960 lower than the identify 'A Survey of actual Theory'. The variation on which the resource experiment is predicated isn't dated, and next to 1960.

The ebook is a part of a five volumes [UL] 'series' of Max Planck's essays at the philosophy of physics to be had in English on P2P venues. In approximate chronological order, the 'series' includes of:

1. just before 1922: A Survey of actual idea [orig Ger. ed. 1922; 1st En. ed. 1925; used ed. repr. 1960 or later n.d.]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. 1. in advance of 1922 [A Survey of actual Theory][UL]
2. Later than 1922, prior to 1933: The Philosophy of Physics [orig. Ger. ed. 1933; 1st En. ed. 1936; used ed. repr. 1963]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. 2. Later than 1922, in advance of 1933 [The Philosophy of Physics][UL]
3. 1926, 1929: The Universe within the gentle of contemporary Physics [orig. Ger. ed. 1926, 1929; 1st En. ed. & used ed. 1931]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. three. 1926, 1929 [The Universe within the mild of recent Physics][UL]
4. previous to 1932: the place Is technological know-how Going? [orig. Ger. ed. undetermined; 1st En. ed. & used ed. 1932]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. four. previous to 1932 [Where Is technological know-how Going][UL]
5. 1947, 1948: medical Autobiography And different Papers [orig. Ger. eds. 1947, 1949; 1st En ed. 1950; used ed. n.d.]
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It draws up a programme of stately consistency and harmony, a programme surpassing all previous investigations directed to that end. Hertz is not satisfied with postulating that all Nature, from the mechanical 32 point of view, can be completely explained by assuming move­ ments of simple, similar particles, which build up the whole of the physical universe. He goes beyond Helmholtz’s conserva­ tion of momentum, in so far as he eliminates from the beginning the difference between potential and kinetic energy, and there­ by all problems involving the investigation of special types of energy.

The first great impulse was given by the discovery of the principle of conservation of energy, indeed, the mechanical conception has sometimes been identified with the principle of energy, particularly at the time of its discovery. This misunder­ standing was due to the fact that from the standpoint of the mechanical view the principle of energy is easily deducible; for if all energy is mechanical, the principle of energy is funda- 29 mentally none other than the law of vis viva, which had been known a long time.

I have occasionally noticed that conversely, attempts have been made to illustrate complicated fluid motions, such as Helmholtz’s vortex motion, by means of electro-magnetic analogies. What is the position with regard to the theory of relativity? It certainly makes very far-reaching claims on abstract physics, but its methods are convenient and universal, and, above all, give definite results which are comparatively simply formulated. O f the pioneers in this work we must mention first Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, who discovered the principle of relativity of 40 time, and introduced it into electro-dynamics without making any important deductions from it.

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