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  1. Raum und Zeit.

    Raum und Zeit.

    Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Natur-Forscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908. Mit dem Bildnis Hermann Minkowskis sowie einem Vorwort von A. Gutzmer.
    First separate edition, first printing, of Minkowski's revolutionary paper which "introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). The technical description of Minkowki's hypothesis is the four-dimensional space-time continuum." (PMM). The lecture was read by Minkowski in Cologne on 21 September 1908, and its bold opening is now infamous: "The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: Leipzig and Berlin

    Stock Code: 112561

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