A new investigation into an unresolved mathematical procedure in the 1905 paper on special relativity
作者: Jon C.Freeman
刊名: Physics Essays, 2018, Vol.31 (3), pp.310-322
来源数据库: Physics Essays
DOI: 10.4006/0836-1398-31.3.310
原始语种摘要: For decades, historians have debated the origins of Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The derivation of the Lorentz Transformations given by Einstein in 1905 is studied in detail; and it is found to be mathematically inconsistent, and thus in error. Therefore, he must have been aware of the transformations at the time of writing the paper, which is an extremely minority opinion in the general literature. His attempt to rederive them starting from the synchronization condition is incorrect. Though the derivation is flawed, it does not affect many of the concepts he put forth that flow from the Lorentz Transformations. The observations given here will help resolve a long-standing dispute over the priority of the discovery of various parts of the theory. The priority, which is...
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  • special 特别的
  • relativity 相对性
  • paper 
  • given 已知的
  • general 普遍的
  • inconsistent 不相容
  • derivation 导出
  • incorrect 不正确的
  • parts 器件
  • Einstein 爱因斯坦