Centaurus 29 (2):100-109 (1986)

Rinat M. Nugayev
Moscow State University
To make out in what way Einstein’s 1905 ‘annus mirabilis’ writings hang together one has to hang on Einstein’s strive for unity evinced in his stubborn attempts to coordinate with one another the basic research traditions of classical physics. Light quanta hypothesis and special theory of relativity turn out to be mere milestones of maxwellian electrodynamics and statistical thermodynamics reconciliation programme. The conception of luminiferous ether was an insurmountable stumbling block for Einstein’s statistical thermodynamics programme in which the leading role was played by the light quanta paper .
Keywords special relativity  light quanta  Einstein  1905
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DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0498.1986.tb00885.x
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