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This part of the MacTutor History of Mathematics site covers the history of Special Relativity.  Read about where it became apparent and how the theory evolved.
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© 1996 J J O'Connor and E F Robertson
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Einstein, FitzGerald, Larmor, Lorentz, Maxwell, Minkowski, Poincaré, Special Relativity
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E. Robertson and J. O'Connor, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Special_relativity.html).
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E. Robertson and J. O'Connor, MacTutor History of Mathematics: Special Relativity, (1996), <http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Special_relativity.html>.
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Robertson, E., & O'Connor, J. (2008, April 21). MacTutor History of Mathematics: Special Relativity. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Special_relativity.html
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Robertson, Edmund, and John O'Connor. MacTutor History of Mathematics: Special Relativity. April 21, 2008. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Special_relativity.html (accessed 30 September 2014).
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Robertson, Edmund, and John O'Connor. MacTutor History of Mathematics: Special Relativity. 1996. 21 Apr. 2008. 30 Sep. 2014 <http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Special_relativity.html>.
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