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A half-page derivation of the Thomas precession
2. L. H. Thomas, “The motion of the spinning electron,” Nature 117, 514 (1926);
2. L. H. Thomas, “The kinematics of an electron with an axis,” Philos. Mag. 3, 1–22 (1927).
4.Less technical, but still quite complicated derivations can be found in R. Ferraro and M. Thibeault, “Generic composition of boosts: An elementary derivation of the Wigner rotation,” Eur. J. Phys. 20, 143–151 (1999);
4. K. O'Donnell and M. Visser, “Elementary analysis of the special relativistic combination of velocities, Wigner rotation and Thomas precession,” Eur. J. Phys. 32, 1033–1047 (2011);
4. W. Rindler, Relativity: Special, General and Cosmological (Oxford, 2001), p. 75;
5. J. R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics (University Science Books, 2005), p. 670;
5. S. Wortel, S. Malin, and M. D. Semon, “Two examples of circular motion for introductory courses in relativity,” Am. J. Phys. 75, 1123–1133 (2007);
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