The constancy of the speed of ligth is a result of the Maxwell's equations.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

And the Lorentz transformation is an invariance of Maxwell's theory that was known before the special theory of relativity was discovered.

Why and how did the physics of the 19th century (particularly Maxwell) built a Lorentz-invariant theory? And how and when did they implicitely define the coordinate system they used? Specially the clock synchronisation?

Thanks,

Michel

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# Why was Lorentz transformation known before Einstein explained clock synchronisation

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