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Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853–1928)

Autor(a) de The Principle of Relativity

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About the Author

Born in Holland, Hendrik Lorentz was a graduate of the University of Leiden, receiving his Ph.D. in 1875. In 1877, Lorentz became a professor of theoretical physics there. Upon his retirement from the University of Leiden in 1912, Lorentz was appointed director of the Teyler Laboratory in Haarlem. mostrar mais Lorentz had wide-ranging interests in physics and mathematics as his linguistic abilities allowed him to follow the scientific trends in Europe. His major work, however, was the development of the electromagnetic theory of James Clark Maxwell. In fact, Lorentz refined the theory so that a radical change in the foundations of physics became necessary. This provided the inspiration for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. In a series of articles from 1892 to 1904, Lorentz proposed his "electron theory." The theory explained that atoms and molecules of matter contain small rigid bodies carrying a charge---now known as electrons. By 1895, Lorentz described the force (now known as the Lorentz force) on charged particles of matter in an electromagnetic field. In 1902, Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman shared the Nobel Prize in physics for their investigations of the influence of magnetic fields on radiation. Two years later, he published "Lorentz Transformations" concerning transformations of space and time coordinates with respect to a frame of reference. Lorentz Transformations were important in Einstein's special theory of relativity (1905). In his later life, Lorentz played a major role in restoring international scientific relations after World War I. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1853-07-18
Data de falecimento
1928-02-04
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Netherlands
País (para mapa)
Netherlands
Local de nascimento
Arnhem, Netherlands
Premiações
shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman (discovery Zeeman effect)

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This is a classic book/paper by Lorentz (himself one of the greatest physicists of all time) about Einstein's then-recent theory of relativity. It's particularly interesting to me to see how people thought about this theory when it was "new" (the book was originally published in 1919; due to language issues and the war, general relativity wasn't really finished until 1915-1916, and outside Germany was still filtering out to the public even in 1919).

The narrator actually did a great job of reading this book, too, which I hadn't really expected would be the case with a classic physics text.… (mais)
 
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octal | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 1, 2021 |
This tiny book is an attempt at explaining Einstein's theory of relativity, but if you're considering picking it up in the hopes of understanding the subject matter, there are many many better resources. I'm not sure if it's due to the dry academic style, the inherently difficult nature of the subject, or the intervening time imposing a communication barrier, but this book is almost entirely impenetrable. Good thing it's only 38 pages.

The book itself is rather amateurishly published and edited as well - or should I say, published and not edited at all, as there are weird page breaks and word-breaks clearly left in from the source material, which is very distracting.… (mais)
 
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adam.currey | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 31, 2019 |
This book is more about Einstein than about the Theory.
 
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HumbleOpinion | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 24, 2015 |
This is a collection of original papers on the special and general theories of relativity.
 
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HanoarHatzioni | 1 outra resenha | Jun 9, 2009 |

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Membros
691
Popularidade
#36,611
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
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ISBNs
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