G. Bell & Sons. Ltd. London. 1915.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). viii, 43pp. Publishers printed card wraps. Pages are a little bumped to corners and with a few minor marks but overall very good. The green card wraps are printed in black to both panels. The edges are rubbed and there is some minor loss to the bottom of the spine and a few small creases to the corners. Overall a very good copy of this rare booklet. ------- The four lectures, given before the Edinburgh Mathematical Colloquium, are; Einstein's deduction of fundamental relations ; Transformations of electromagnetic equations ; Applications to radiation and electron theory ; Minkowski's transformation. ------- Arthur William Conway, FRS. (2 October 1875 – 11 July 1950) was a distinguished Irish mathematician and mathematical physicist who wrote one of the first books on relativity and, with J. L Synge and A. J. McConnell, co-edited two volumes of William Rowan Hamilton's collected works. He was some time tutor to Eamon de Valera, President of the Royal Irish Academy from 1937 to 1940, was Professor of Mathematical Physics at University College Dublin and also served as President of the University between 1940 and 1947. In his obituary, E.T. Whittaker referred to Conway as the "most distinguished Irish Catholic man of science of his generation."