Minkowski , Mathematicians , and the Mathematical Theory of Relativity

  title={Minkowski , Mathematicians , and the Mathematical Theory of Relativity},
  author={Scott Walter},
T HE IMPORTANCE OF THE THEORY OF RELATIVITYfor twentieth-century physics, and the appearance of the G öttingen mathematician Hermann Minkowski at a turning point in its history have both attracted signific ant historical attention. The rapid growth in scientific and philosophical nterest in the principle of relativity has been linked to the intervention of Minkows ki by Tetu Hirosige, who identified Minkowski’s publications as the turning poin t for the theory of relativity, and gave him credit… CONTINUE READING

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