principle of relativity


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(physics) a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to which they are referred

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They do so surreptitiously, even unconsciously in order to conceal their violation of the Principle of Relativity.
Not surprisingly, fellow Christians have objected that the qualification of the truth-bearing finality of Christian doctrine implied by the principle of relativity contradicts the gospel, vitiates faith, compromises missions, and undercuts any advocacy for justice.
And in his Autobiographical Notes, he defines the principle of relativity as 'the independence of the laws (thus specially also of the law of the constancy of the light velocity) of the choice of the inertial system .
If, after employing the external synchronization, a and b equal to unity, it would mean that mechanical phenomena are ruled by Newtonian physics and subject to the Galilean principle of relativity, while the Maxwell equations (and the relevant constant speed of light) refer to the preferred frame (ether) only.
The major themes addressed are hyperbolic geometry, automorphic functions, and applications to number theory; ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems; celestial mechanics and related problems; functions of several complex variables; algebraic topology and the Poincare conjecture; partial differential equations of mathematical physics; probability; continuous groups (Lie groups) and their algebras; the principle of relativity and the Poincare group; applied physics; and the philosophy of science.
He presents at least two provocative theses: (1) The second chapter of the Principle of Relativity provides the key for the understanding of both the earlier and later accounts of Whitehead's philosophy of nature (p.
Since rotational symmetry is a first principle of relativity, orthodox spin theorists must confront a tension between relativity and local realism.
This assumption extends the principle of relativity to the uniformly accelerated translational motion of the reference system.
Worlds branch along spacelike hypersurfaces, but in a frame-dependent way because of the Principle of Relativity.
1]*), makes it possible to generalize and improve the principle of relativity basic to special relativity ([P.
The Principle of Relativity, Dover Publications, New York, 1923, pp.
This principle of relativity is embodied in the Schwarzschild metric where gravity changes the rate at which time progresses [2].
A second fundament of modern physics is the principle of relativity.
The assumption of the complete physical equivalence of the systems of coordinates, K and K', we call the 'principle of equivalence'; this principle is evidently intimately connected with the law of the equality between the inert and the gravitational mass, and signifies an extension of the principle of relativity to co-ordinate systems which are in non-uniform motion relatively to each other.
Today, on the 15th anniversary of De Witte's experiment, I would like to comment on an erroneous discussion of the "supposed disparity" between the De Witte results and Einstein's Principle of Relativity, and the whole General Theory of Relativity, due to the measured anisotropy of the velocity of light.
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