Ernst Mach

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Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach (February 18, 1838 – February 19, 1916) was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as the Mach number and the study of shock waves. As a philosopher of science, he was a major influence on logical positivism and through his criticism of Newton, a forerunner of Einstein's relativity. more »

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  • ''Physics is experience, arranged in economical order.''
    Ernst Mach (1838-1916), Austrian physicist, philosopher of science. The Economical Nature of Physical Inquiry (1882). An expression of the author'...
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