Neue Theorie des Raumes und der Zeit. Die Grundbegriffe einer Metageometrie von Dr. Melchior Palágyi.
Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann (Breitkopf und Härtel), 1901. First edition. Papered spine. XI, (1), (1)–48 p. Possessors vignette on titel page. Overall in very good condition.
Melchior (Menyhért) Palágyi (1859-1924) was a Hungarian philosopher, mathematician and physicist. In this study, which is considered as his major work, he presents a new theory of space and time, which had some similarities with space-time formalism of Poincaré and Minkowski in the context of special relativity theory. However Palágyi later he criticized Minkowski’s and Einstein’s theories.
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