Can we trust Einstein’s accounts of the genesis of special relativity?
آیا میتوانیم به گزارشهای انیشتین درباره پیدایش نسبیت خاص اعتماد کنیم؟-2021
There are three kinds of sources available to reconstruct the reflections that led Einstein to special relativity: a few contemporary letters and documents, his impersonal accounts of the genesis of this theory, and recollections of his own path. At first glance, contradictions within and between these sources hamper the reliability of Einstein’s accounts. Yet, a closer analysis reveals much more consistency than foreseen and helps eliminate the dubious, contradictory elements. It then becomes possible to combine the three kinds of sources to produce a minimally speculative and yet fairly coherent account of the genesis of special relativity.
keywords: انیشتین | نسبیت خاص | خاطرات | بازسازی | Einstein | Special relativity | Recollections | Reconstruction