Grenzprobleme der klassischen Physik (OG1)

Grenzprobleme der klassischen Physik (OG1)

Borderline Problems in Classical Physics

Lorentz:

If we assume that bodies shrink in the direction of their movement in relationship to the aether, that would explain why we do not perceive this aether wind.


Boltzmann:

Then wouldn’t it be simpler to just do away with it?


Lorentz:

In that case which medium would bear the electromagnetic waves? After all, waves of water are inconceivable without water!


Planck:

At any rate, colleague Lorentz’s aether seems more trustworthy to me than your atoms, Mr. Boltzmann! Admittedly, I can imagine that heat phenomena may be attributed to the movement of atoms. But it’s a different question whether this image also corresponds with reality. In that case heat would merely be a statistical problem, a dance of atoms.

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