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Title: Traité de l'équilibre et du mouvement des fluides. Pour servir de suite au Traité de Dynamique.
Description: Paris, Chez David..., 1744. 4to. W. 10 engr. fold. plates, vignet on title. Contemp full clf., edges and corners rubbed /dam., outer hinges split, upper cover loose [Needs binder's attention rehinging or rebacking]. (XL, 458, II (errata) pp.). (5 or 6 lvs. a few foxed spots; else a very good clean text, bookblock firm.). (Edges red.). (Stamp on title.). First edition. DSB I, 110/17: 'In this work d'Alembert used his principle to describe fluid motion, treating the major problem of fluid mechanics that were current.': Rouse & Ince p. 106: '2nd treatise on fluid motion ... it was this which contained his famous paradox ... they were definitely original. He was the first for example, to introduce such concepts as the components of fluid velocity and acceleration, the differential requirements of continuity, and even the complex numbers essential to modern analysis of the same problem ... his summation of the elementary pressures exerted on each part of the body surface hence led to the paradoxical result of zero longitudinal force on the body ...': Roberts/Trent, p. 7/8: 'Published as a supplement to his 'Traité de Dynamique', 1743, the present work applies "d'Alembert's Principle" to fluids.': Ball, A short hist. of mathematics, p. 386: Poggendorff I, 28:

Keywords: 18th c natuurwetenschappen physics natuurkunde

Price: EUR 2250.00 = appr. US$ 2445.41 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
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