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Relativity and common sense by F. M. Denton ... by Francis Medforth Denton

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Relativity (Physics)

Book details:

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LC ClassificationsQC6 .D4
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 279, [1] p.
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13541087M
LC Control Number25010734
OCLC/WorldCa885198

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