Lancaster, American Institute of Physics, 1961. Lex8vo. Volume 124, November 1, No. 3, 1961 of "The Physical Review", Second Series. Entire volume offered. In the original printed blue wrappers. Minor discolouring to wrappers, and bottom corner of front wrapper slightly bent. Previous owner's name to top right corner of front wrapper. Overall a very nice and clean copy. Pp. 925-939. [Entire issue: Pp. 637-964].
First publication of the influential paper in which the Brans-Dicke theory of gravitation, a theoretical framework to explain gravitation, is presented for the first time. The theory is probably the most famous contestor to Einstein's general theory of relativity.
"The best motivated, least complicated, and relatively most viable among the alternatives to general relativity is probably the scalar-tensor theory of gravitation proposed in 1961 by Carl Brans and Robert Dicke" (Jammer, Max, Concepts of mass in contemporary physics and philosophy, 2000, p. 136).