The purpose of this Wiki is to provide on-line translations of a few historical physics papers into English. In addition, I will add a few in-text links to appropriate reference sites. Talk pages may be used for short commentaries.

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The first two papers of this collection are related to what became known as the "Twin paradox", which is concerned with the debate if acceleration is "absolute" (according to Langevin in 1911) or "relative" (according to Einstein in 1918). The final "Lorentz transformations" were first presented by Poincare 1905.

To add:

- Full translation of Sagnac 1913 (2 artices) http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k31103/f1410.table

For useful links to historical papers, see also:
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Relativity
http://www.wbabin.net/pprhst.htm#


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