Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Proper is it that in the gradual development of a science, and in the instruction of individuals, the easy should precede the difficult, the simple the complex, the special the general, yet the mind, when once it has reached a higher point of view, demands the contrary course, in which all statics shall appear simply as a special case of mechanics.
In Ernst Mach
History and Root of the Principle of the Conservation of Energy
Mechanics is the wellspring from which physics flows...
The Shaggy Steed of Physics Preface (p. ix)
Mechanics is the vehicle of all physical theory. Mechanics is the vehicle of war. The two have been inseparable.
The Shaggy Steed of Physics Preface (p. x)
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