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Homework Help: Project on the Lorentz Fitzgerald contraction

  1. May 15, 2005 #1
    I am doing a project on the Lorentz Fitzgerald contraction and would like to know if the original research papers are available on the internet.
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  3. May 16, 2005 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The cite for the original Lorentz paper from 1904 is:

    Lorentz, H.A., 1904, ‘Electromagnetic phenomena in a system moving with any velocity less than that of light’, Proc. Amsterdam Acad Sci, 6, 809 – 831.

    The original is in german.

    An english translation is available in a Dover paperback called "The Principle of Relativity" which contains all the papers relating to relativity. It should be available in your library and is still in print, I think.

    I don't think Fitzgerald published a paper on the subject but I could be wrong.

  4. May 16, 2005 #3


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    from http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/PrintHT/Special_relativity.html

    Good hunting!
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