EinsteiiVs celebrated article «On the electrodynamics of moving bodies» was published precisely 100 years ago. During this time, Special Theory of Relativity established itself as one of the most exciting topics in physics, attracting the attention of physicists and philosophers, and fascinating the general public as well.
The centenary of Special Relativity and the 2005 World Year of Physics provide the perfect occasion to investigate and discuss carefully its foundations, with an open mind and no prejudice.
The primary target of the book are all physicists and philosophers. It discusses in depth the foundations and physical meaning of Special Relativity, proposing firmly a rather 'heretic' interpretation. However, the book is written with very basic mathematics and can actually be read by all interested non-specialists.