The Genesis of the Theory of Relativity

  • Olivier Darrigol
Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 47)


Lorentz Transformation Relativity Principle Lorentz Contraction Ether Frame Luminiferous Ether 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Darrigol
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  1. 1.CNRS: RehseisParisFrance

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