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The Velocity of Light and the Evolution of Electrodynamics [1956a]

  • Robert S. Cohen
  • John J. Stachel
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 21)

Abstract

The rise of the velocity c from the humble status of a mere conversion factor for two systems of units to the dignity of a universal constant of nature is a most instructive story, illustrating as it does not only the main stages in the evolution of electrodynamics, but a variety of epistemological points in the development of scientific thought.

Keywords

Electromagnetic Theory XIXth Century Electromagnetic Phenomenon Mechanistic Philosophy Retarded Potential 
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  • Robert S. Cohen
  • John J. Stachel

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