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Single Idea 21230

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / a. Special relativity]

Full Idea

Einstein's first theory is 'special' because it only deals with observers who move in a straight line at constant speeds with respect to one another.

Gist of Idea

The theory is 'special' because it sticks to observers moving straight, at constant speeds

Source

Graham Farmelo (The Strangest Man [2009], 03)

A Reaction

Most theories of this period seem to have focused on the simplest cases, for obvious reasons.

Book Reference

Farmelo,Graham: 'The Strangest Man [Paul Dirac]' [Faber 2009], p.40