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Relativity in our time from human physics to human relations by Mendel Sachs

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Published by Taylor & Francis in London, Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Relativity (Physics)

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Includes bibliographical references and index

StatementMendel Sachs
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16753571M
ISBN 100748401172, 0748401180
LC Control Number93045105

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