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The booklet is a compilation of Max Planck's essays in accordance with an unique German assortment from 1922, released as 'Physikalische rundblicke. Gesammelte reden und aufsätze'.
The first version of the English model was once initially released in 1925 as 'A Survey of Physics', and reprinted via Dover when you consider that 1960 lower than the name 'A Survey of actual Theory'. The version on which the resource test is predicated isn't really dated, and next to 1960.

The ebook is a part of a five volumes [UL] 'series' of Max Planck's essays at the philosophy of physics to be had in English on P2P venues. In approximate chronological order, the 'series' includes of:

1. in advance of 1922: A Survey of actual conception [orig Ger. ed. 1922; 1st En. ed. 1925; used ed. repr. 1960 or later n.d.]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. 1. ahead of 1922 [A Survey of actual Theory][UL]
2. Later than 1922, in advance of 1933: The Philosophy of Physics [orig. Ger. ed. 1933; 1st En. ed. 1936; used ed. repr. 1963]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. 2. Later than 1922, ahead of 1933 [The Philosophy of Physics][UL]
3. 1926, 1929: The Universe within the mild of recent Physics [orig. Ger. ed. 1926, 1929; 1st En. ed. & used ed. 1931]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. three. 1926, 1929 [The Universe within the gentle of recent Physics][UL]
4. ahead of 1932: the place Is technological know-how Going? [orig. Ger. ed. undetermined; 1st En. ed. & used ed. 1932]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. four. previous to 1932 [Where Is technological know-how Going][UL]
5. 1947, 1948: medical Autobiography And different Papers [orig. Ger. eds. 1947, 1949; 1st En ed. 1950; used ed. n.d.]
File: Planck Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vol. five. 1947, 1949 [Scientific Autobiography And different Papers][UL]
A single-file model of all five books (filename "Planck's Philosophical Essays in English P2P customized ed. Vols. 1-5 [1908-1948][UL]") is offered basically as html.

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Therefore the principle must be regarded at least as a working hypothesis of great potentiality, particularly as opposed to the mechanical hypothesis of the light-ether. At present, the dispute centres about the dynamics of the electron. This question has been brought within the range of exact observation by the discovery of the deflection of free electrons by electric and magnetic influences. Experienced minds and skilful hands are now at work in various laboratories, 44 independently of one another, and the result is awaited all the more anxiously because it appeared at first that observations con­ tradicted the theory of relativity, while at present the balance seems to be leaning in favour of the principle.

Nothing is more interesting to the true theorist than a fact which directly contradicts a theory gener­ ally accepted up to that time, for this is his particular work. What is to be done in such a case? Only one thing is certain: The existing theory must be altered in such a way that it is made to agree with the newly-discovered fact. But it is often a very difficult and complicated question to decide in what part of the theory the improvement has to be made. A theory is not formed from a single isolated fact, but from a whole series of individual propositions combined together.

For the present they allow matters to proceed quietly and take their stand from results that can be proved experimentally. It must be pointed out in this connection that there are many physical deductions from the theory of relativity, but that their verification demands measure­ ments so accurate that the instruments used are taxed to the utmost limit of their sensitivity. This is due, in the first place, to the fact that the velocities of the bodies considered are usually extremely small compared with the velocity of light.

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