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Space and Time – Carl Benedicks (1924)

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Space and Time – Carl Benedicks (1924)

S$92.00

Title: Space and Time: An Experimental Physicist’s Conception of these Ideas and of their Alteration

Author: Carl Benedicks, Sir Oliver Lodge (introduction)

Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Company, New York. No date presumably 1924. 1st US edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Very good. A few lines in pencil in margins, previous owner’s plate on endpapers. 98pp. A scarce book by a famous early 20th-century physicist.

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About Carl Benedicks (from Wikipedia):

Carl Axel Fredrik Benedicks (27 May 1875 – 1958) was a Swedish physicist whose work included geology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics, astronomy and mathematics.

Benedicks was a professor at Stockholm’s technical university, Director of the Institute of Metallography, and was the first to study the yttrium silicate thalenite. In 1926 Benedicks argued to the Nobel Physics Committee that Jean Baptiste Perrin should receive the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, over 15 years prior, on Brownian motion, a debate which led to Perrin’s eventual nomination and award. Benedicks was awarded the Carnegie Gold medal for his work on the cooling power of liquids, quenching velocities, and the constituents of troostite and austenite.

Benedicks was critical of the Copenhagen interpretation put forward by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, saying he thought they had resigned themselves to never observing the effects of individual atoms, and that their arguments were no more than that of any pessimist.

About Sir Oliver Lodge (intro) (from Wikipedia):

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of, and holder of key patents for, radio. He identified electromagnetic radiation independent of Hertz’ proof and at his 1894 Royal Institution lectures (“The Work of Hertz and Some of His Successors”), Lodge demonstrated an early radio wave detector he named the “coherer”. In 1898 he was awarded the “syntonic” (or tuning) patent by the United States Patent Office. Lodge was Principal of the University of Birmingham from 1900 to 1920.