What is and What is not Essential in Lorentz’s Relativity

  • Jan Czerniawski

Abstract

The special theory of relativity has already existed for nearly a century, and the controversy between the adherents of its two versions is almost as old. While Einstein’s version is widely accepted by the scientific community, its Lorentz’s alternative is even far from being widely known. Worse still, its partisans are often accused of lack of competence. Of course, this strange state of affairs may be partly explained by various “external factors” - psychological, sociological, historical and the like. It is, however, more interesting to ask about possible “internal factors”. Maybe, the followers of Lorentz’s relativity are guilty to some extent.

Keywords

Anisotropy Ghost Terrell 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Czerniawski
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  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyJagellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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