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introduction to tensor calculus and relativity by Derek F. Lawden

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Published by Chapman and Hall, distributed by Halsted Press in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Relativity (Physics),
  • Calculus of tensors.

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Edition Notes

StatementDerek F. Lawden.
SeriesScience paperback ; 38
LC ClassificationsQC173.55 .L38 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5194941M
ISBN 100412203707
LC Control Number75016583

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