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able absolute space accepted according alteration assumed assumption atoms attraction axle Benedicks ception co-ordinate system conceptions of space considered defined Democritus denser medium difficulty direction distance double-stars earth Einstein electromagnetic theory electron emis emission hypothesis emission in space emission theory empty space ether Euclidean geometry existing fundamental conceptions geometry given H. A. Lorentz Heraclitus Huygens idea immutable solid inert mass inertial co-ordinate infinite locomotive mass-particle mathematical matter of fact Maxwell Maxwell-Lorentz theory measurement move nature of light Newton Newtonian OLIVER LODGE optical phenomena orbit parallel perhaps Phys physical physicist plane Poincare possible present writer principle propagation quantity quasi-solid question ray of light readjustment reason regarded Ritz seems sion theory solid body source of light sphere standpoint Stockholm straight line supposed synchronism theory of light theory of relativity thought three dimensions tion undulatory theory unit of length UNIVERSITY OF STOCKHOLM valid velocity of light wheel-gauge