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The Origin and Present Status of the Special Relativity Theory

Herbert Dingle
Year: 1960 Pages: 19
The special theory of relativity is now so much an accepted part of physics that its origins and early history tend to be forgotten, and they are largely unknown to the younger theoretical physicists of today. In view of recent difficulties that have arisen in connection with the theory, and particularly in view of the fact that an alternative theory of Ritz's, which was thought to have been disproved, has now been shown to be a distinct possibility, the occasion Beem's opportune for a review of the circumstances in which the theory arose and developed. and for an appraisal of its present status. The purpose of this article is to supply these desiderata...