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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 111–131 | Cite as

A new approach to the theory of relativity

  • L. Jánossy
Article

Abstract

The facts that led to establishment of the special theory of relativity are reanalyzed. The analysis leads to the well-known formalism, involving, however, somewhat unusual notations. The object of the analysis is to start more closely from the directly observed experimental facts than is usually done; at the same time, great stress is laid on giving formulations independent of the representation in particular reference systems. A detailed analysis is given as to the actual physical methods involved when introducing three- or four-dimensional reference systems. The orthogonal transformations and also the Lorentz transformations are introduced not so much as coordinate transformations but as operators reflecting physical properties of material systems. The principle of relativity is replaced by a mathematically equivalent principle denoted as theLorentz principle which reflects certain symmetries of the known physical laws.

Keywords

Detailed Analysis Reference System Experimental Fact Coordinate Transformation Material System 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Jánossy
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research Institute for PhysicsBudapestHungary

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