tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post5324779142269558029..comments2020-02-18T23:15:04.706-08:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Nobel site on relativityRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-63413400168691511282016-10-06T20:35:34.400-07:002016-10-06T20:35:34.400-07:00(1) I believe that Einstein reverse engineered Lor...(1) I believe that Einstein reverse engineered Lorentz transforms in rather very awkward way using concepts of clocks and constancy of light.<br /><br />(2) He did not use his first postulate (relativity of inertial frames) in the derivation. Actually this postulate was nowhere used by him. He later showed that Maxwell equations were invariant which just confirmed his postulate for the case of E-M fields.<br /><br />The 1st postulate is redundant in his scheme in derivation of Lorentz transforms. But from the 1st postulate one can derive Lorentz transform and the 2nd postulate (c=const) from postulated invariancy of wave equation.<br /><br />Einstein did not seem to have clarity of the mathematical/conceptual structure of the theory. By creating the two postulates, however he tried to give it a shape of mathematical axiomatic theory that so much in vogue (particularly in Gottingen) in those days. <br /><br />I am partial to insinuations forwarded by some French researchers that Einstein paper was actually concocted in Gottingen.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com