How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

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This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics.This is due to the fact that the First Council of Nicaea (convened by Constantine in 325 AD) set the date for Easter as the first Sunday following the full Moon immediately after the vernal equinox (a movable feast) [28]. This means of picking theanbsp;...

Title:How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World
Author:David Allen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-09-24


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