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Einstein and Poincaré: The “fine structure” of special relativity. (Einstein et Poincaré: La “structure fine” de la relativité restreinte.) (French) Zbl 0957.01013
This discusses the two writers’ different relativity principles; their Lorentz transformations; the rigid and deformable rods; measurement-unit-identity and contraction; rest time versus true and local times; events; and brings out the differences between them and their implications, particularly about the dependence of the length scale on position and velocity.
MSC:
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
83-03 History of relativity and gravitational theory
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