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Researches in relativity.-Il. The basis of the physical world as indicated by carrying as far as possible the tenets of relativity

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McAulay, Alexander (1925) Researches in relativity.-Il. The basis of the physical world as indicated by carrying as far as possible the tenets of relativity. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (Append). pp. 21-36. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Alex McAulay, M.A. (Professor of Mathematics University or Tasmania). The problem of matter: protons, electrons, and the Bohr orbits. Starting from Einstein's illuminating article in "Nature" we have now arrived at a beautifully rounded off relativity schema of physics. In direct contrast however to Einstein's concluding words, we appear to have obtained a very promising insight into the true nature of the problem presented by matter, and in what direction to attack the position. Submitting ourselves with severe interpretation to the ordinance "do naught but carry relativity tenets as far as possible",we have found many detailed results harmonizing with natural (as opposed to a priori) physics, and not a little which was lacking from former presentations or relativity. Examples are the conservation of energy, the existence of a true energy tensor, and the formulation as an identity or the laws of motion, understood here to include eleotric field and gravitation. We shall now show that great atomic concentrations of matter and of electric charge each necessarily presuppose the other. Later, general reasons will be given for expecting such concentrations, and something very like the Bohr orbits accompanying them.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 21-36
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 05:07
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13045
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