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As If It Never Happened: The French Response

  • Stanley Goldberg

Abstract

In contrast to the situation we have described in the German literature, the French response to the special theory of relativity in the years 1905 to 1911 was almost complete silence. Until Einstein visited France in 1910, there was hardly a mention of him in the French literature and no mention in the context of the physics and mathematics problems we now associate with the special theory of relativity. The contrast with Germany is startling, and at first glance, very puzzling.

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Special Theory Newtonian Mechanic Transformation Equation French Physic Lorentz Contraction 
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© Birkhäuser Boston, Inc. 1984

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  • Stanley Goldberg

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