A genesis of special relativity

@article{Messager2015AGO,
  title={A genesis of special relativity},
  author={V. Messager and C. Letellier},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={1530024}
}
  • V. Messager, C. Letellier
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics D
  • The genesis of special relativity is intimately related to the development of the theory of light propagation. When optical phenomena were described, there are typically two kinds of theories: (i) One based on light rays and light particles and (ii) one considering the light as waves. When diffraction and refraction were experimentally discovered, light propagation became more often described in terms of waves. Nevertheless, when attempts were made to explain how light was propagated, it was… CONTINUE READING

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