Maxwell's electromagnetic theory and special relativity

  title={Maxwell's electromagnetic theory and special relativity},
  author={Graham S. Hall},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1849 - 1860}
  • G. Hall
  • Published 28 May 2008
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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