References for: Special relativity


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  1. M Garc’a Doncel, The genesis of special relativity and Einstein's epistemology (Spanish), Three lectures about Albert Einstein, Mem. Real Acad. Cienc. Artes Barcelona 45 (4) (1981), 7-35.
  2. A Ernst and J-P Hsu, First proposal of the universal speed of light by Voigt in 1887, Chin. J. Phys. 39 (3), 211 (2001)
  3. E Giannetto, Henri Poincaré and the rise of special relativity, Hadronic J. Suppl. 10 (4) (1995), 365-433.
  4. J J Gray, Poincaré, Einstein, and the theory of special relativity, Math. Intelligencer 17 (1) (1995), 65-67.
  5. C W Kilmister, Relativity, in I Grattan-Guinness (ed.), Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (London, 1994), 1235-1241.
  6. A I Miller, Why did Poincaré not formulate special relativity in 1905?, in Henri Poincaré : science et philosophie (Berlin, 1996), 69-100.
  7. A I Miller, The special relativity theory : Einstein's response to the physics of 1905, in Albert Einstein (Princeton, NJ, 1982), 3-26.
  8. R M Nugayev, Special relativity as a step in the development of the quantum programme : revolution in a revolution, Centaurus 29 (2) (1986), 100-109.
  9. A Pais, 'Subtle is the Lord...' The Science and the life of Albert Einstein (Oxford, 1982).
  10. M Paty, Physical geometry and special relativity, in Einstein et Poincaré, 1830-1930 : a century of geometry (Berlin, 1992), 127-149.
  11. J Stachel, Einstein and ether drift experiments, Physics today 40 (5) (1987), 45-47.
  12. L S Swenson, The ethereal aether : a history of the Michelson-Morley-Miller aether-drift experiments, 1880-1930 (Austin, 1972).
  13. A A Tyapkin, On the history of the special relativity concept, Hadronic J. 19 (2) (1996), 185-203.

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