In this text, the author constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining all the basic problems in dynamics, including the theory of oscillations, the… Expand

This is a reprinting of the paper by Jürgen Ehlers, Felix Pirani and Alfred Schild, first published in 1972 in a separate volume containing articles written in hounour of J. L. Synge. The original… Expand

This Golden Oldie is a reprinting of a paper by F. A. E. Pirani first published in 1956. It is accompanied by a reprinting of a paper by J. L. Synge first published in 1934. Together these papers… Expand

Plane gravitational waves are here defined to be non-flat solutions of Einstein’s empty spacetime field equations which admit as much symmetry as do plane electromagnetic waves, namely, a 5-parameter… Expand

S A Cole et al London: Chatto and Windus 1973 pp 218 price cased £3 paperback £1.25 This book does a beautiful demolition job. The edifice it demolishes is a 'system dynamics' model of the world,… Expand

It is shown, in an invariant manner, that the gravitational field of a fast-moving mass bears an increasing resemblance to a gravitational plane-wave field, the greater the speed of the mass.