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Published by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica) in Helsinki .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Bibliography : p. [61]-62; bibliographical references: p. [63]-73.

SeriesFF communications,, v. 66, 1, n:o 166, FF communications ;, n:o 166.
LC ClassificationsGR1 .F55 no. 166
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p.
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6219975M
LC Control Number57004531

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