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Mentor and Constant Friend: the Life of George Francis Fitzgerald (1851–1901)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2007

D. WEAIRE
Affiliation:
School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. Email: dweaire@tcd.ie
J. M. D. COEY
Affiliation:
School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. Email: dweaire@tcd.ie

Abstract

George Francis Fitzgerald is known to most students of physics for his proposal of the Fitzgerald (-Lorentz) Contraction, but this is a minor episode in a remarkable life. Many of his ideas found expression through others. His powerful influence on the physics of his time has been reconstructed from his correspondence, as leader of the Maxwellians.

Type
Focus: Fitzgerald and the Maxwellians
Copyright
© Academia Europaea 2007

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