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Preface                                                             ix
Acknowledgements                                                  xvii
Remarks on the Development of the Lorentz and Poincare Invariance  xxi
Part I. Theoretical Implications of Lorentz and Poincare
Invariance                                                  1
1. The Dawn of Lorentz and Poincare Invariance (1887-1905)          3
First Proposal of the Universal Speed of Light by Voigt in 1887  4
A. Ernst and J.-P. Hsu
The Ether and the Earth's Atmosphere                        25
G. F. FitzGerald
General Problem of Moving Matter Treated in Relation to
the Individual Molecules                                    27
J. Larmor
Moving Material System: Approximation Carried to the
Second Order (Extract)                                      39
J. Larmor
In Pursuit of the Electrodynamics for Moving Bodies         43
J.-P. Hsu and T. Kleinschmidt
2. Special Relativity and its 4-Dimensional Symmetry (1904-1908)   55
Electromagnetic Phenomena in a System Moving with any Velocity
less than that )f Light (Extract)                           56
H. A. Lorentz
Poincar6's Rendiconti Paper on Relativity. Part I           76
H. M. Schwartz
On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies                     116
A. Einstein
The Principle of Relativity and the Fundamental Equations
of Mechanics                                                143
M. Planck
Space and Time                                             147
H. Minkowski
The Theory of Relativity and Science (Extract)             162
W. Pauli



Einstein's First Paper on Relativity                        164
H. M. Schwartz
On the Origins of the Special Theory of Relativity (Extract)  183
G. Holton
3. Inquiries Regarding the Constancy of the Speed of Light
(1908-1910)                                                     193
The Postulate of the Constancy of the Speed of Light.
Ritz's and Related Theories (Extract)                       194
W. Pauli
Critical Researches on General Electrodynamics (Extract)    196
W. Ritz
4. Extended Relativity and its 4-Dimensional Symmetry (1928-1997)  217
The Philosophy of Space and Time: Simultaneity (Extract)    218
H. Reichenbach
Special Relativity in Anisotropic Space                     226
W. F. Edwards
Four-Dimensional Symmetry of Taiji Relativity and Coordinate
Transformation Based on a Weaker Postulate for the
Speed of Light. - I                                         243
L. Hsu, J.-P. Hsu and D. A. Schneble
Four-Dimensional Symmetry of Taiji Relativity and Coordinate
Transformation Based on a Weaker Postulate for the
Speed of Light. - II                                        258
J.-P. Hsu and L. Hsu
5. The Splendid Union of Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
(1927-1949)                                                    273
The Quantum Theory of the Emission and Absorption of Radiation  274
P. A. M. Dirac
The Quantum Theory of the Electron                          297
P. A. M. Dirac
The Radiation Theories of Tomonaga, Schwinger, and Feynman  316
(with commentary)
F. J. Dyson



6. The Lorentz and Poincar6 Groups and Their Implications (1939...)  337
Symmetries, Quantum Lorentz Transformation and
the Poincar6 Algebra                                       338
S. Weinberg
Lorentz Group in Feynman's World
-Wigner's Little Groups and Their Applications             351
Y. S. Kim and M. E. Noz
7. The Isotropy of the Speed of Light c: A Convenient Assumption
(1963-1995)                                                  377
Test Theories of Special Relativity                        378
Y. Z. Zhang
8. Common Relativity and its 4-Dimensional Symmetry (1976-1983)  397
Common Time in a Four-Dimensional Symmetry Framework       398
J.-P. Hsu and T. N. Sherry
Questions on Universal Constants and Four-Dimensional Symmetry
from a Broad Viewpoint - I                                 418
J.-P. Hsu
News and Views (Extract)                                   434
(On Common Time and Common Relativity)
Nature Editorial
9. The Aether and Relativistic Quantum Fields (-1970....)        437
Is There an Aether?                                        438
P. A. M. Dirac
Vacuum as the Source of Asymmetry                          441
T. D. Lee
The New Ether                                              453
J. D. Bjorken
10. The Logically Simplest Theory of Relativity and
its 4-Dimensional Symmetry (1990-1994)                       469
Can One Derive the Lorentz Transformation from
Precision Experiments?                                     470
L. Hsu
A Physical Theory Based Solely on the First Postulate of Relativity  494
J.-P. Hsu and L. Hsu



Part II. Experiments for Lorentz and Poincare Invariance     507
11. The Fizeau Experiment                                    509
12. The Michelson-Morley Experiment                          513
13. The Wilson-Wilson Experiment                             521
14. The Kennedy-Thordike Experiment                          527
15. The Ives-Stilwell Experiment                             531
16. The Observation of the Muon Lifetime Dilation            537
17. "Experimental Tests" of the Second Postulate of
Special Relativity                                       541
18. The Mass-Velocity Relation Experiment                    549
19. The Mass-Energy Relation Experiment                      555
20. The Thomas Precession Experiment                         561
Appendices                                                   567
A.    Woldemar Voigt (1850-1919)                             568
Von C. Runge
B.    George Francis FitzGerald (1851-1901)                  570
J.-P. Hsu
C.    Abbreviated Biographical Sketch of Walter Ritz (1878-1909)  572
R. S. Fritzius
D.    Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953): Principal Dates          574
M. Reichenbach
E.    The Most General Linear-Acceleration Transformation of  575
Spacetime Based on Limiting 4-Dimensional Symmetry
J.-P. Hsu