# Assumption and myth in physical theory

@inproceedings{Bondi1969AssumptionAM, title={Assumption and myth in physical theory}, author={Hermann Sir Bondi and Lawrence B. Sklar}, year={1969} }

Preface 1. The limits of theory making 2. Relativity: its myths and pre-suppositions 3. Gravitation 4. The origin of inertia and the universe Suggestions for further reading Index.

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