OpenStudy (anonymous):

It looks like you are trying to falsify the hystory of physics when you say Einstein's velocities, Einstein's theory of relativity.Einstein's..pa ta..ta .. Everywhere you can read Lorentz transformations of velocities, of energies, momenta and so on.And still these transformations are Henri Poincare the father of the theory of relativity.These transformations are H Poincare relations and he was the one who gave the name after H.Lorentz. So do physics but keep from distorting the history of Physics

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I agree that the roles of lesser-known but extremely influential physicists like Poincare and Lorentz should not be minimized, but I'd also make the point that Einstein is associated with the modern theory of relativity because it was his interpretation of the theory that we now regard to be correct. Poincare was brilliant, but he died holding on to the idea of an aether and a few other things that would have hindered the subsequent expansion into the theory of general relativity - in no way was he unimportant, but it's not ridiculous to label the final result with Einstein's name instead. On the other hand, I prefer to refer to the equations of classical electromagnetism as the Maxwell-Heaviside equations because of how crucial the vector formulation is to our modern use of them.

2 years ago
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