SPECIAL RELATIVITY
before 1925.
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The Principle of Relativity
by Ebenezer Cunningham
[Cambridge, 1914]
An advanced text of remarkable sophistication,
especially for one of the first booklength accounts
of special relativity in English.
Cunningham is both a scientific conservative and
a defender of Einstein. He
points out that not every form of æther
is ruled out by relativity but only the "unnecessarily
restricted rigid" one of the later Victorians; he makes
an early attempt at relativistic thermodynamics; he
discusses the vexing question of defining probability in
Minkowski's spacetime.

Relativity and the Electron Theory
by Ebenezer Cunningham
[London: Longmans, Green, 1915]
Following up on his Principle of Relativity,
Cunningham continues his attempt to describe special
relativity as a theory of æther.

Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics Delivered at Columbia University
in 1909
by Max Planck
[New York: Columbia, 1915]

Relativity, the Electron Theory, and Gravitation
by Ebenezer Cunningham
[London: Longmans, Green, 1921]
Includes general relativity. Much closer to the
usual TwentiethCentury account of relativity
than Cunningham's earlier works.

The Mathematical Theory of Relativity
by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington
[Cambridge, 1923]

The Meaning of Relativity
by Albert Einstein
[Princeton, 1923]
 Aspects:
ÆTHER;
GENERAL RELATIVITY;
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