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Published by Dover in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Helmholtz, H. von.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906.

Statementtranslated by Frances A. Welby.
The Physical Object
Pagination440p.
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21019942M

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