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2. Kittel, C, Knight, W. D. and Ruderman, M. A. "Mechanics - Berkley Physics Course I", McGraw-Hill 1965 - Chapter 11

3. Borowitz, S and Bornstein, L. "A Contemporary View of Elementary Physics", McGraw-Hill 1968 - Chapter 2

4. Cooper, Leon "An Introduction to the Meaning and Structure of Physics", Harper and Row 1970

5. Caneva, Kenneth L. "Robert Mayer & the Conservation of Energy" Princeton University Press, January  1993

6. Reif, F, "Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" McGraw-Hill 1964