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The Special Theory Of Relativity - Herbert Dingle

Methuen & Co., 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick at the top corner of the upper panel and fading to the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned with some spotting. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

Reprint. [First: 1940] From the preface to this edition: “THIS book is based on a short course of lectures given in recent years to Honours Physics students at the Imperial College. So much has been written on the Special Theory of Relativity that a fresh book on the subject calls for some explanation. The apology offered here is that, so far as I know, the treatment adopted — namely, the development of the whole form of the theory from a re-definition, along ordinary scientific lines, of the measurement of length — has not previously been given. Such a treatment exonerates the theory from the last suspicion of metaphysics, and seems to me to present it in the form in which its significance for both science and philosophy can best be appreciated. The impulse to publish has been greatly stimulated by a recent correspondence in Nature, from which it is clear that there is still a deep and widespread disagreement on fundamental points of the theory. I hope the systematic development given here will enable the points at issue to be definitely located, and the truth, whatever it may be, brought to light.”

Size: 6¾" x 4¼"
Series: Methuen’s Monographs On Physical Subjects
Number of Pages: 94

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