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Volume 15: Pages 3-4, 2002
Einstein's 1905 Derivation of His Transformations of Coordinates and Times
Robert J. Hannon
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Einstein's 1905 derivation of his “transformations of coordinates and times,” presented in Section I‐3 of his “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” in The Principle of Relativity (Dover Publications, New York, 1952), is mathematically analyzed and shown to be invalid.
Keywords: systems of coordinates, function, derivative, Einstein's theory of special relativity
Received: June 19, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008