Scientific Inference


SCIENTISTS generally care so little for scientific principles that the title of this book may repel as many as its author's name attracts. Let it be, therefore, stated at once that it is not a formal treatise, but a collection of essays of which some have a value independent of the doctrines they illustrate. Everyone with a logical mind will enjoy Chapters vii., viii., ix., in which it is shown how three great branches of mathematical physics, mensuration, Newtonian dynamics, light and relativity, can be developed concisely from the minimum of experimental fact and everyone will find something novel and suggestive in Chapter x., on miscellaneous questions.

Scientific Inference.

Dr. Harold Jeffreys. Pp. vii + 247. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1931.) 10s. 6d. net.

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CAMPBELL, N. Scientific Inference . Nature 127, 731–732 (1931).

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