By Edmund T. Whittaker

ISBN-10: 2672802882

ISBN-13: 9782672802885

In 1910 I released a piece below the identify A background of the Theories of Aether and electrical energy, from the age of Descartes to the shut of the 19th century. whilst the unique variation was once exhausted, I felt that any new factor may still describe the origins of relativity and quantum-theory, and their improvement considering the fact that 1900. My possibilities have been although now not adequate to allow me to organize a correct and fully-documented account of this very artistic interval, and that i used to be pressured to put the plan apart. Retirement from my professorial chair has made it attainable for me to absorb this undertaking back ; it is going to occupy volumes, of which this, the 1st, offers with the classical theories. the quantity of 1910 has been to a substantial volume rewritten, with the incorporation of a lot extra fabric ; and within the moment quantity, the tale could be persisted to the current time.

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