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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Author: J. W. Schutz
Title: Foundations of special relativity: Kinematic axioms for Minkowski space-time
Additional book information Lecture Notes in Mathematics, No. 361, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1973, xx+314 pp.


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Review Information

Reviewer: Patrick Suppes
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 82 (1976), 459-462
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9904-1976-14044-X
PII: S 0002-9904(1976)14044-X