# Author:Richard Chace Tolman

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American mathematical physicist and physical chemist who was an authority on statistical mechanics. He also made important contributions to special relativity, and theoretical cosmology in the years soon after Einstein's discovery of general relativity. He was a professor of physical chemistry and mathematical physics at the California Institute |

## WorksEdit

- The Principle of Relativity, and Non-Newtonian Mechanics (with Gilbert Newton Lewis, 1909)
- The Second Postulate of Relativity (1910)
- Note on the Derivation from the Principle of Relativity of the Fifth Fundamental Equation of the Maxwell-Lorentz Theory (1910)
- Non-Newtonian Mechanics. The Direction of Force and Acceleration (1911)
- Non-Newtonian Mechanics. The Mass of a Moving Body (1911)
- Non-Newtonian Mechanics. Some Transformation Equations (1912)
- Some Emission Theories of Light (1912)
- The Theory of Relativity of Motion (1917)
- Principles of Statistical Mechanics (1938)

*Some* or all works by this author are in the **public domain** in the **United States** because they were published before January 1, 1924.

The author died in 1948, so works by this author are also in the **public domain** in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's **life plus 70 years or less**. Works by this author may also be in the **public domain** in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the **rule of the shorter term** to foreign works.