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ERIC Number: EJ013787
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1969
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Einstein and the "Crucial" Experiment
Holton, Gerald
Amer J Phys, 37, 10, 968-982, 69 Oct
Examines the widespread view that it was the crucial Michelson-Morley experiment that led Einstein to formulate the special relativity theory. From Einstein's writings, evidence is presented that no such direct genetic connection exists. The author suggests that the historian of science must resist the experimenticist's fallacy of imposing a logical textbook sequence rigorously from experiment to theory. (LC)
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