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The principle of relativity; a collection of original memoirs on the special and general theory of relativity /
by H.A. Lorentz, and others with notes by A. Sommerfeld, translated by W. Perrett and G.B. Jeffery.
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New York, Dover, 1952. --
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viii, 216 p. ill.
ISBN
0486600815
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imprint
New York, Dover, 1952. --
isbn
0486600815
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"The translations have been made from the text, as published in a German collection, under the title 'Des Relativitatsprinzip' (Teubner, 4th ed., 1922) The second paper by Lorentz is an exception to this.
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2592316
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Main Description
Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." -School Science and Mathematics.1923 edition.
Main Description
Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." School Science and Mathematics. 1923 edition.
Main Description
Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." -- School Science and Mathematics. 1923 edition.
Main Description
Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." School Science and Mathematics.1923 edition.
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Eleven most important original papers on special and general theories. Seven by Einstein, two by Lorentz, one each by Minkowski and Weyl.
Table of Contents
Michelson's Interference Experimentp. 1
The experiment
The contraction hypothesis
The contraction in relation to molecular forces
Electromagnetic Phenomena in a System Moving with any Velocity less than that of Lightp. 9
Experimental evidence
Poincare's criticism of the contraction hypothesis
Maxwell's equations for moving axes
The modified vectors
Retarded potentials
Electrostatic fields
A polarized particle
Corresponding states
Momentum of an electron
The influence of the earth's motion on optical phenomena
Applications
Molecular motions
Kaufmann's experiments
On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodiesp. 35
Kinematical Part
Definition of simultaneity
On the relativity of lengths and times
The transformation of co-ordinates and times
Physical meaning of the equations
The composition of velocities
Electrodynamical Part
Transformation of the Maxwell-Hertz equations
Doppler's principle and aberration
The energy of light rays and the pressure of radiation
Transformation of the equations with convection currents
Dynamics of the slowly accelerated electron
Does the Inertia of a body depend upon its energy-content?p. 67
Space and Timep. 73
The invariance of the Newtonian equations and its representation in four dimensional space
The world-postulate
The representation of motion in the continuum
The new mechanics
The motion of one and two electrons
Notes on this paperp. 92
On the Influence of Gravitation on the Propagation of Lightp. 97
The physical nature of gravitation
The gravitation of energy
The velocity of light
Bending of light-rays
The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativityp. 109
Fundamental Considerations on the Postulate of Relativity
Observations on the special theory
The need for an extension of the postulate of relativity
The space-time continuum; general co-variance
Measurement in Space and Time
Mathematical Aids to the Formulation of generally Covariant Equations
Contravariant and covariant four-vectors
Tensors of the second and higher ranks
Multiplication of tensors
The fundamental tensor g[subscript mu nu]
The equation of the geodetic line
The formation of tensors by differentiation
Some cases of special importance
The Riemann-Christoffel tensor
Theory of the Gravitational Field
Equations of motion of a material point
The field equations of gravitation in the absence of matter
The Hamiltonian function for the gravitational field. Laws of momentum and energy
The general form of the field equations
The laws of conservation
The laws of momentum and energy
Material Phenomena
Euler's equations for a fluid
Maxwell's equations for free space
Applications of the Theory
Newton's theory as a first approximation
Behaviour of rods and clocks in a static gravitational field. Bending of light rays. Motion of the perihelion of a planetary orbit
Hamilton's Principle and the General Theory of Relativityp. 165
The principle of variation and the field-equations
Separate existence of the gravitational field
Properties of the field equations conditioned by the theory of invariants
Cosmological Considerations on the General Theory of Relativityp. 175
The Newtonian theory
The boundary conditions according to the general theory of relativity
The spatially finite universe
On an additional term for the field equations of gravitation
Calculation and result
Do Gravitational Fields Play an Essential Part in the Structure of the Elementary Particles of Matter?p. 189
Defects of the present view
The field equations freed of scalars
On the cosmological question
Concluding remarks
Gravitation and Electricityp. 200
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