The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation Based on a course of lectures delivered at the Conference on Recent Advances in Physics held at the University of Toronto, in January, 1921

By: Silberstein, Ludwik

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[iv], 141 pp. Index. Illustrated with formulae. This is the hard to find first edition in original ribbed dark blue cloth covers with gilt to the spine. Covers are a bit rubbed at the corners, some rubbing at the joints, spine tips a little rubbed, white library spine numbers and some library sticker marks. Interior has normal library marks including pocket, hinges just starting, especially at the back, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Ludwik Silberstein (1872 – 1948) was a Polish-American physicist who helped make special relativity and general relativity staples of university coursework. Silberstein was invited to lecture at the University of Toronto.The influence of these lectures on John Lighton Synge has been noted:Synge had also been strongly influenced a few months previously [in January 1921] by a Toronto lecture series organized by J.C. McLennan on "Recent Advances in Physics", at which Silberstein gave eighteen lectures on "Special and Generalized Theories of Relativity and Gravitation, and on Spectroscopy", all from a mathematical standpoint. Silberstein would go on to have a contentious argument with Einstein on gravity and relativity which he lost. Very scarce first edition. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 141 pages

Title: The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation Based on a course of lectures delivered at the Conference on Recent Advances in Physics held at the University of Toronto, in January, 1921

Author Name: Silberstein, Ludwik

Categories: Phys.Science/Math/Engineering, Antiquarian/Rare,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 8510

Keywords: Physics Relativity Einstein; Gravity,