Finding classic papers.

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Tom Mattson
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Hello,

I am looking for some assistance finding classic papers in physics. Specifically I am trying to track down Lorentz' paper of 1899 in which he first published the Lorentz transformations, and I am also trying to find Schrodinger's original papers in QM. I have An undulatory theory of the mechanics of atoms and molecules, and I'm looking for the other 3. If they aren't on the web anywhere, then I would like to know if they are in books of collected papers that I can order.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Thanks. I have that paper in the Dover book called "The Principle of Relativity". But it's always nice to have an electronic copy for those occaisions when you are discussing the paper with someone who doesn't have it.
 
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Classic physics papers reference here

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/c.html

Specifically several by Hendrick Lorentz, including -
[26] H. A. Lorentz, "Théorie simplifiée des phenomènes electriques et optiques dans des corps en mouvement", Proc. Roy. Acad. Amsterdam I 427 (1899) in French.

From FAQ's in Physics
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/

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Jackpot!!! Eureka!!!

Lorentz, H.A., Simplified Theory of Electrical and Optical Phenomena in Moving Systems, in: KNAW, Proceedings, 1, 1898-1899, Amsterdam, 1899, pp. 427-442
http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/digital_library/output/proceedings/search/detail.cfm?pubid=209&view=image&startrow=1 [Broken]

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This place is a gold mine!
http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/digital_library/output/proceedings/proc_browse.cfm?procid=150 [Broken]

http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/digital_library/output/proceedings/index.cfm [Broken]
 
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Just curious how copyright affects these old papers.
 
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In the case of these papers, it is Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), who would own the copyright, and they are publishing the papers in the public domain.

One would have to find the copyright law then to determine the duration. I would expect EU copyright law covers current papers.
 
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I suggest contacting the library of congress if all else fails.
 
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When the holder of the copyright publishes the papers to the web, then there's no problem. Anywho, thanks Astronuc for tracking down that paper for me.

There was a link that ZapperZ posted a while back regarding (I think) the centennial of The Physical Review. They posted to the web something like the 100 most important papers in the history of the Journal. Does anyone know about that?
 
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Tom Mattson said:
When the holder of the copyright publishes the papers to the web, then there's no problem. Anywho, thanks Astronuc for tracking down that paper for me.

There was a link that ZapperZ posted a while back regarding (I think) the centennial of The Physical Review. They posted to the web something like the 100 most important papers in the history of the Journal. Does anyone know about that?
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, that site is no longer in operation.

Should have sucked in those papers while they were available. :)

Zz.
 
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Astronuc said:
In the case of these papers, it is Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), who would own the copyright, and they are publishing the papers in the public domain.

One would have to find the copyright law then to determine the duration. I would expect EU copyright law covers current papers.
Thanks for the info.
 

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