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Actualités Scientifiques Le Principe de Relativité

    Naturevolume 98page368 (1917) | Download Citation



    THE aim of this work is not to give a historical or critical survey of the development and significance of the principle of relativity, but rather to develop some of its consequences for dynamical theory so far as they are independent of all hypotheses as to the electrical constitution of matter. Three principles are assumed: the constancy of the velocity of light, the principle of virtual work, ard the fundamental law of inertia, the last only for the most restricted case. From these the author develops conclusions as to the limitations to be placed upon the theorem of equality of action and reaction, upon the law of gravitation, and upon the meaning of mass. The extent to which the principle agrees with and requires experimental results is barely touched upon, but this is probably because the book is the record of a series of lectures aiming at a presentation of a particular point of view.

    Actualités Scientifiques. Le Principe de Relativité.

    By E.-M. Lémeray. Pp. 155. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1916.) Price 3 fr. 75 c.

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