[5 offprints, including] Kinematics and World-Structure II.
by ROBERTSON, Howard Percy (1903-1961).
[Tucson]:: The Astrophysical Journal, 1936., 1936. 5 offprints. Original wrappers. From the collection of Abraham Pais. Very good. INVENTORY: 1. ROBERTSON, Howard Percy Kinematics and World-Structure II. Offprint from: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 83, No.3, pp.187-201, April, 1936. Signed by Pais. 2. ROBERTSON, Howard Percy Kinematics and World-Structure III. Offprint from: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 83, No. 4, pp. 257-271 May, 1936. Signed by Pais. [Abstract: "The structure of a statistical system of particles satisfying the cosmological postulate is examined from the standpoint of the kinematics developed in the two previous parts of this paper. It is found to depend on a single arbitrary function X of two variables, in addition to the constant k and the function ... of one variable, which specify the kinematical background of the idealized space-time. The distribution function X is interpreted as a significant constant of the motion; and the complete determination of the entire system is discussed on imposing (a), the general relativistic theory of gravitation; (b), the extension of the Newtonian theory discussed in Part II; and (c), the kinematical-statistical theory proposed by E.A. Milne. The conclusions, if not actually favorable to the relativistic theory, at least nullify certain formal objections which have been raised against it."] 3. ROBERTSON, Howard Percy Test corpuscles in general relativity. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Series 2, Vol. 5, part II, . Signed by Pais. 4. ROBERTSON, Howard Percy Note on the Preceding paper: The two body problem in General Relativity. Offprint from: Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 101-104, January, 1938. Signed by Pais. 5. ROBERTSON, Howard Percy The Invariant Theory of Isotropic Turbulence. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. XXXVI, Part II, pp. 209-223, April 1940. Signed by Pais. / Robertson was an American Physicist who served with the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) and the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD). He served as Technical Consultant to the Secretary of War, the OSRD Liaison Officer in London, and the Chief of the Scientific Intelligence Advisory Section at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. His fluency in German and contributions to the war effort earned him the Medal for Merit considering it helped him to interrogate German scientists, including rocket scientists involved in the V-2 rocket program during World War II. Notable Award: Medal for Merit (1946).
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