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  1. Matter and Motion.

    Matter and Motion.

    First edition of Maxwell's textbook on dynamics. In the modest guise of a brief introduction to Newtonian mechanics, Matter and Motion, one of the finest elementary scientific treatises ever written, anticipates problems with distant synchronization that led, via its influence on Henri Poincaré, to Einstein's special theory of relativity. "A masterpiece of natural philosophy, notable especially for introducing into physics the term relativity in a passage that combines strenuous scientific insight with a mystical awareness" (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, p. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1876

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111557

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