Converge, Convert, & Conserve: Physics Before Einstein

  • David R. Topper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 394)


Before returning to the theory of relativity – although the restless reader may skip right to the next Chapter – we must probe more deeply into the physics background, especially specific topics from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, in order to fully grasp the context of Einstein’s ideas. This historical survey will constitute the remainder of this Chapter and set the stage for the next.


Nineteenth Century Static Electricity Mathematical Explanation Magnetic Compass Occult Power 
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  • David R. Topper
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  1. 1.University of WinnipegWinnipegCanada

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