By Julian B. Barbour
Written by way of the world's best specialist on Mach's precept, The Discovery of Dynamics is a hugely unique account of the advance of notions approximately area, time, and movement. largely praised in its hardback model, it really is one of many fullest and such a lot readable money owed of the astronomical stories that culminated in Kepler's legislation of planetary movement and of the construction of dynamics through Galileo, Descartes, Huygens, and Newton. initially released as Absolute or Relative Motion?, Vol. 1: the invention of Dynamics (Cambridge), The Discovery of Dynamics offers the technical historical past to Barbour's lately released The finish of Time, during which he argues that point disappears from the outline of the quantum universe.