Translation:Attempt of a Theory of Electrical and Optical Phenomena in Moving Bodies

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Attempt at a Theory of Electrical and Optical Phenomena in Moving Bodies  (1895) 
by Hendrik Lorentz, translated from German by Wikisource


Attempt of a Theory


of


Electrical and Optical Phenomena
in Moving Bodies


by
H. A. Lorentz
Professor at the University of Leiden


LEIDEN — E. J. BRILL.
1895.

Content.

page
Introduction 1
Some definitions and mathematical relations 9
Section I. The fundamental equations for a system of ions located in the aether 14
 » II. Electric phenomena in ponderable bodies that are moving with constant velocity through the stationary aether 31
 » III. Investigation of oscillations excited by oscillating ions 48
 » IV. The equations of motion of light for ponderable bodies 59
 » V. Application to optical phenomena 82
 » VI. Experiments whose results cannot be explained without further ado 115
Collection of the most important expressions 139