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Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle. / Knox, Eleanor.

In: BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, Vol. N/A, No. N/A, N/A, 10.2013, p. 1-18.

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Knox, E 2013, 'Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. N/A, no. N/A, N/A, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axt037

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Knox, E. (2013). Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, N/A(N/A), 1-18. [N/A]. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axt037

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Knox E. Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. 2013 Oct;N/A(N/A):1-18. N/A. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axt037

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Knox, Eleanor. / Newtonian Spacetime Structure in Light of the Equivalence Principle. In: BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE. 2013 ; Vol. N/A, No. N/A. pp. 1-18.

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