Ruđer Josip Bošković (1711-1787)

 

According to some sources, Nikola Tesla claimed that Theory of Relativity concepts were advanced 200 years prior to Einstein by the same Boscovich (Uknown source):

 

"the relativity theory, by the way, is much older than its present proponents. It was advanced over 200 years ago by my illustrious countryman Ru?er Boškovic’, the great philosopher, who, not withstanding other and multifold obligations, wrote a thousand volumes of excellent literature on a vast variety of subjects. Boškovic’ dealt with relativity, including the so-called time-space continuum…"

 

Tesla’s copy of ‘Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis’ – Ruder Boscovich, and of Voltaire’s Candide
Tesla’s copy of ‘Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis’ – Ruder Boscovich, and of Voltaire’s Candide

 

 

In his modern scientific thinking about the structure of the universe, Boscovich was ahead of his time: He came to the conclusion that matter is composed of particles that have powers of attraction and repulsion, and in 1748, he proposed a model for the structure of the atom. In the 19th century, scientists were aware that Boscovich's theories of forces prefigured modern physics by nearly two centuries. British physicist Joseph John Thomson is said to have remarked that his own theory of the atom is pure "Boscovichian."

 

Quote from "Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis":

 

"It will be found that everything depends on the composition of the forces with which these particles of matter act upon one another: and from these forces, as a matter of fact, all phenomena of Nature take their origin".

 

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  • #1

    Ernst (Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:45)

    Other link to check (before making another assumption):
    http://www.teslacollection.com/tesla_articles/1896/electrical_review_ny/nikola_tesla/tesla_s_important_advances

  • #2

    Teslaresearch (Friday, 08 April 2016 04:32)

    "before making another assumption"

    There is not any intention of making any assumption. The contents are created progressively and this is the objective of the webpage. In that article says that in that photo he was reading a volume of Maxwell's "scientific papers"in front of the spiral coil of his high-frequency transformer at East Houston, so it is allways nice to improve the contents. Let me know if you find any another mistake!