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A good illustration of the subordination of a constant is furnished by the study of the black body, which we shall examine more closely later when discussing Planck's constant. Before Planck, in 1893, German physicist Wilhelm Wien had made an important advance with his proposition of an empirical function to describe the spectrum of the black body. This function involved two constants, called a and b. Determined by measurement, these constants were considered to be fundamental, since no theory could yet explain them.
On the positive side, Lorentz's transformations correspond to Galileo's as long as the speed of the system studied remains much less than the speed of light. Within this framework, the classical mechanics of Galileo and Newton remain valid, and have proved their worth in many domains. Einstein's new theory encompassed classical mechanics and also took account of the greater speeds of new, relativistic phenomena. NEW SYNTHESES Einstein sacrificed Galileo's transformations in order to extend the principle of Galilean relativity: the laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames of reference.
The people yearned for a more equitable taxation system, and a unified set of weights and measures. Intellectuals and authorities dreamed of a universal system that would be accepted beyond the national frontiers, proclaiming the importance and influence of France. These demands came before the AssembleÂe Nationale with the help of the clergyman Charles-Maurice Talleyrand. On 8 May 1790, the AssembleÂe adopted the principle of a uniform system of weights and measures. It turned to the AcadeÂmie des Sciences, where the best minds of the day (such as Jean-Charles Borda, Marie Jean Antoine de Condorcet, Louis de Lagrange, Pierre Simon de Laplace and Gaspard Monge) were asked to choose a unit of length based on one of three possibilities: (1) the length of the one-second pendulum; (2) a fraction of the equator; or (3) a fraction of a terrestrial meridian.