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The Anomalous Origins of Einstein's Relativity Theory

by Prof Francisco J. M?ller

Pages: 200
Publisher: Francisco J. M?ller
Year: 2005

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CONTENTS

  • Prologue    ii
  • Chapter 1   THE HISTORICAL SCENARIO    1
  • Chapter 2   THE EXPERIMENTAL SCENARIO (The Michelson-Morley experiment)    4
  • Chapter 3   THE RELATIVISTIC SCENARIO (A tale of two observers)    19
  • Chapter 4   THE INTRODUCTION OF EINSTEIN'S 1905 PAPER (An electromagnetic pre-detour)    33
  • Chapter 5   SYNCHRONIZATION AT A DISTANCE (Section 1 of the 1905 paper)    41
  • Chapter 6   SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN MOVING FRAMES    47
  • Chapter 7   EINSTEIN'S "PROOF" OF THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION (Section 3: exposition and some clarifications)    52
  • Chapter 8   CRITIQUE OF EINSTEIN'S "PROOF" IN SECTION 3    60
  • Chapter 9   A POSSIBLE RECONSTRUCTION OF EINSTEIN'S "PROOF" IN SECTION 3. (An optional chapter)    75
  • Chapter 10 SECTION 4: RELATIVISTIC CONSEQUENCES (Appearances or reality?)    87
  • Chapter 11 THE REST OF THE 1905 PAPER    100
  • Chapter 12 THE MASS-ENERGY RELATIONSHIP ("Dropping the bomb" in the September paper)    114
  • Chapter 13 A LOOK AT SOME EXPERIMENTS    129
  • Chapter 14 THE ECLIPSE OF REASON    143
  • Chapter 15 BACK TO THE ORIGINS    156
  • Chapter 16 THE VERDICT    183
  • APPENDIX A    (Annotated version of Einstein's 1905 paper selections)
  • APPENDIXES B AND C (The missing steps from Eq [E1] to [E3] in Section 3)
  • REFERENCES AND TECHNICAL NOTES
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