A Note on Relativity Before Einstein

@article{Macrossan1986ANO,
  title={A Note on Relativity Before Einstein},
  author={M. N. Macrossan},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={37},
  pages={232 - 234}
}
  • M. N. Macrossan
  • Published 1986
  • Physics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
A [1983] review, 'Relativity before Einstein' made no mention of the work of Joseph Larmor, whose early derivation of the Lorentz transformation seems to be less well known than those of Lorentz and Poincare. In 1897, Larmor, starting from a first-order transformation similar to Lorentz's first order version, presented the correct form of what is now known as the Lorentz transformation. In his presentation of the theory in 1900 Larmor saw the time dilation effect as a consequence of Maxwell's… Expand
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