from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lorentz, Hendrik 1853-1928. Dutch physicist. He shared a 1902 Nobel Prize for researching the influence of magnetism on radiation.

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  • n. Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)


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  • The eldest daughter Dr. Geertruida Luberta Lorentz is a physicist in her own right and married Professor W.J. de Haas, Director of the Cryogenic

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  • Lorentz-invariant but he couldn't possibly understand that the transformations ( "changes of variables") formed a group (which we call the Lorentz group today - because there's no way to avoid this irony) or that it had anything to do with the Galilean choices of the inertial frames.

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  • But despite this very complicated splitting-up, even when larger aids are used, the division into three groups of oscillations, two perpendicular to and one parallel with the lines of force, assumed in Lorentz's elementary theory, remains valid, as this photograph of the nonet shows.

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  • Such a preferred direction would result in the violation of a property of space-time called Lorentz symmetry, which links space and time.

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  • Lorentz is beta and the only major change — though it’s a big one! — from the current release of Firefox is the inclusion of process isolation.

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  • Specifically, he found in 1904 what we now call the Lorentz transformation, a name given it by


  • The transfor - mations thus defined, which are linear in x, y, z, t, are called Lorentz transformations.

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  • Early adopters are already free to test-drive Firefox 3.6 with OOPP via the codename Lorentz release, which was offered to testers almost a week ago.

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  • Essentially, the plan is to integrate Firefox codename Lorentz into Firefox 3.6 via the next minor update scheduled for the browser, although, in this specific case, "minor" is not necessarily the best term to describe the upcoming step in the evolution of v3. 6.

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  • Of course, unlike the testing release for codename Lorentz, Firefox 3.6.4 Beta also delivers additional improvements and patches on top of v3. 6.3.

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