The Lorentz-invariant vacuum medium

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Abstract

In teaching courses on special relativity, we should take care to emphasize that experiments done to date are tests of Lorentz invariance up to the momenta accessible to modern equipment. Specifically, these experiments do not verify the two postulates of special relativity. There is still the possibility that space is permeated by a medium which supports the propagation of particles, and that this medium will eventually be detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • COORDINATES
  • LORENTZ INVARIANCE
  • LORENTZ TRANSFORMATIONS
  • RELATIVITY THEORY
  • TESTING

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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The Lorentz-invariant vacuum medium. / Shupe, Michael A.

In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 53, No. 2, 1985, p. 122-127.

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