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Fondamenti Sperimenntali Del 2.° Principio Della Teoria Della Relativita


La Rosa, Michele


Historical Papers


Quantum Theory / Particle Physics



Date Published:





ballistic theory, Ritz, Michelson, MMX,Aether, Fizeau, Lorentz, Trouton and Noble, Fresnel, Lewis, Tolman, 2nd postulate, Stokes-Hertz, Stewart, Einstein, Abraham, Comstock, Castelnuovo, J. J. Thomson, Döppler, Faraday tubes, speed of light, Lorentz'




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Le relazioni cinematiche fra 1' Etere o la Materia hann(~ formato da circa an secolo, uno dei problemi piil importanti delia Fisica. Fresnol concepl l'Etere contenuto in ognl corpo come risultante di duo parti: l'una libera, dotata della medcsima densiti~ cho ha 1' Etere del vuoto, la qualo conserverebbe immutata la sua posizione nollo spazio, 1' altra vincolata al corpo, e da questo trascinata in tutti i suoi movimertti~ la quale avrebbe una densitk uguale a (n^2-1)/n^2 della denslt~ total% dove n indica l'indice di rifrazione del corpo. Stokes raise avanti e sostenne un'ipotesi diversa~ the riuseiva a spiegare i modesimi fenomeni considerati da Fresnel cio~ r aberrazione sia new aria che in altri corpi, ed i risultati negativi delle ricercho fatte sopra un' eventuale inituenza della traslazione terrestre sui fenomenl di riflession% rifraziono polarizzazione: l'ipotesi del trascinamento totale doll' Etere, da parte dei corpi materiali in moto.

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