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La Matière, l'Éther et les Forces physiques

    Naturevolume 71page486 (1905) | Download Citation



    THE time is fast coming when the qualification which will play the most important part in determining a man's reputation as a physicist will be that he shall abstain from writing books on the philosophy of ether, matter, and the universe. The present book discourses pleasantly about gravitation, heat, electricity and magnetism, polarisation of light, chemical action, and such like matters. It is hardly the kind of book to which a beginner would turn to get his first lessons on physics, as the style is too discursive, and it contains little but what an average physicist either knows or has probably thought of already; and yet we can only say about books of this kind, “still they come.” Who reads them?

    La Matière, l'Éther et les Forces physiques.

    By Lucien Mottez. Pp. 236. (Paris: Gauthier Villars, 1904.) Price 4 francs.

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