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Title: Observational Derivation of Einstein's 'Law of the Constancy of the Velocity of Light in Vacuo'

Abstract

On the basis of Galilean invariance and the Doppler formula, combined with an observational condition, it is shown that the constancy of the velocity of light in vacuo can be derived, together with time-dilatation and Lorentz contraction. It is not necessary to take the constancy as a postulate.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute for Theoretical Physics, Valckenierstraat 65, 1018 XE Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787711
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 810; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Vaxjo conference on quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations - 3, Vaxjo (Sweden), 6-11 Jun 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2158746; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DOPPLER EFFECT; ELECTRODYNAMICS; LORENTZ TRANSFORMATIONS; RELATIVITY THEORY; VELOCITY; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Pombo, Claudia, and Nieuwenhuizen, Theo M. Observational Derivation of Einstein's 'Law of the Constancy of the Velocity of Light in Vacuo'. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2158746.
Pombo, Claudia, & Nieuwenhuizen, Theo M. Observational Derivation of Einstein's 'Law of the Constancy of the Velocity of Light in Vacuo'. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2158746.
Pombo, Claudia, and Nieuwenhuizen, Theo M. Wed . "Observational Derivation of Einstein's 'Law of the Constancy of the Velocity of Light in Vacuo'". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2158746.
@article{osti_20787711,
title = {Observational Derivation of Einstein's 'Law of the Constancy of the Velocity of Light in Vacuo'},
author = {Pombo, Claudia and Nieuwenhuizen, Theo M.},
abstractNote = {On the basis of Galilean invariance and the Doppler formula, combined with an observational condition, it is shown that the constancy of the velocity of light in vacuo can be derived, together with time-dilatation and Lorentz contraction. It is not necessary to take the constancy as a postulate.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2158746},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 810,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}