Henri Poincare and Relativity Theory
Abstract
The book presents ideas by H. Poincare and H. Minkowski according to those the essence and the main content of the relativity theory are the following: the space and time form a unique fourdimensional continuum supplied by the pseudoEuclidean geometry. All physical processes take place just in this fourdimensional space. Comments to works and quotations related to this subject by L. de Broglie, P.A.M. Dirac, A. Einstein, V.L. Ginzburg, S. Goldberg, P. Langevin, H.A. Lorentz, L.I. Mandel'stam, H. Minkowski, A. Pais, W. Pauli, M. Planck, A. Sommerfeld and H. Weyl are given in the book. It is also shown that the special theory of relativity has been created not by A. Einstein only but even to a greater extent by H. Poincare. The book is designed for scientific workers, postgraduates and upperyear students majoring in theoretical physics.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2004
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0408077
 Bibcode:
 2004physics...8077L
 Keywords:

 General Physics;
 History of Physics
 EPrint:
 253 pages