ORIGIN AND CONCEPT OF RELATIVITY (I) †

@article{Keswani1965ORIGINAC,
  title={ORIGIN AND CONCEPT OF RELATIVITY (I) †},
  author={G. H. Keswani},
  journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science},
  year={1965},
  volume={15},
  pages={286 - 306}
}
  • G. H. Keswani
  • Published 1965
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
WHATEVER its future, relativity-theory is rightly regarded as one of the greatest intellectual endeavours of man. Yet, sufficient research has not been made into its origins. So far as we are aware, it has not even been established as to who used and discussed the phrase' The principle of Relativity' first in the sense in which we understand it in physics today, meaning that only the relative motion of a body is physically ascertainable, and when.** In talking of the origins, we mean the… Expand

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The original in French was published in Bull
  • des Sc. Math
  • 1904
Einstein and others also quote the case of flattening of a sphere into an ellipsoid in the same context. The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity, Eng. trans. The Principle of Relativity
    Poincare' said so earlier in 1898; see footnote
      gives the year of first publication by Flammarion as 1902