# Special relativity: A Centenary perspective

@article{Will2005SpecialRA, title={Special relativity: A Centenary perspective}, author={Clifford M. Will}, journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology}, year={2005}, volume={47}, pages={33-58} }

This article is a partly pedagogical, partly historical and partly technical review of special relativity and its experimental foundations, in honor of the centenary of Einstein's annus mirabilis.

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