Relativistic Motion

  • Walter Thirring
  • Evans Harrell


The theory of special relativity replaces the Galilean group with the Poincaré group. This makes the equations of motion of a particle in an external field only slightly more complicated. However, physics at high velocities looks quite different from its nonrelativistic limit.


Relativistic Motion Gauge Transformation Gravity Wave Gravitational Field Lorentz Force 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Thirring
    • 1
  • Evans Harrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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