Item #003482 Méchanique Analitique. Joseph Louis LAGRANGE.
Méchanique Analitique.
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The Foundation of Analytical Mechanics

Méchanique Analitique.

Paris: chez la Veuve Desaint, 1788.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #003482

4to (271 x 215 mm). xii, 512 pp., including the half title. Half calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers (rebacked, extremities worn). Leaves at bottom and fore-edge uncut. Interior clean with only little browning and minor occasional spotting, some worming troughout mostly to blank margins but affecting a few letters on final pages and mostly repaired with browned tissue paper, minor occasional dust soiling and fraying to uncut margins. Provenance: French private collection. Still good, wide-margined copy of this important work. ----

FIRST EDITION OF LAGRANGE'S FOUNDATION WORK ON ANALYTICAL MECHANICS. Lagrange's masterpiece was an extension on Newton's work on mechanics. In it he moulded theoretical mechanics into a system from which fundamental equations describing the motions of any systems of bodies could be derived. To achieve this Lagrange combined the principle of virtual velocities with d'Alembert's principle. He thereby set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. In his preface, Lagrange draws attention to the absence of diagrams in the book, which he believed the lucidity of his own presentation had rendered superfluous. "With the appearance of the Mechanique Analitique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem... [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope" (DSB)
References & Bibliography: Dibner 112; Horblit 61; Norman 1257; Sparrow 120; Honeyman 1880; En Francais dans le texte 179.- Visit our website to see more images!

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