The One-body Problem

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


Let us begin by discussing the — apparently elementary — situation of the transition from special relativity to non-relativistic mechanics (NRM) by taking the limit c -1 →0. (This involves moving along SR to NRM in Fig. 1.1.)While the text books consider this limiting procedure as straightforward, we will see that some curious features arise [2] when we evaluate the limiting form of the action functional in this context.


Harmonic Oscillator Coherent State Inertial Frame Free Particle Galilean Transformation 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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