Ernst Mach

Updated on: 20.12.2014

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Mach

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Born: 18.02.1838 in Brno, Moravia, Austrian Empire
Passed away: 19.02.1916, Munich, Germany

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Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach 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, American pragmatism and through his criticism of Newton, a forerunner of Einstein's relativity.

Education: University of Vienna

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