From aether theory to Special Relativity
by Rafael Ferraro
Publisher: arXiv 2013
Number of pages: 24
At the end of the 19th century light was regarded as an electromagnetic wave propagating in a material medium called ether. The speed c appearing in Maxwell's wave equations was the speed of light with respect to the ether...
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