Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-20-2018

Publication Title

Physics Essays

Keywords

Special Relativity, Einstein, Lorentz Transformation, Spacetime, Symmetry, Causality, Metric Tensor, Mass-Energy

ISSN

0836-1398

Volume

31

Issue/No.

3

First Page

342

Last Page

346

Abstract

An alternative theoretical development of Special Relativity is presented in which Electrodynamics is not invoked. In deriving the Lorentz transformation in this manner, the existence of a maximal speed for all physical phenomena stands out. The mass-energy relation is also derived without reference to light.

Un développement théorique alternative de la relativité restreinte est présenté dans lequel l’électrodynamique n’est pas invoquée. En dérivant la transformation de Lorentz de cette manière, l’existence d’une vitesse maximale pour tous les phénomènes physiques ressort. La relation masse-énergie est également dérivée sans référence à la lumière.

Comments

(c) 2018 Physics Essays Publication

This paper can be found by going to Physics Essays' website: http://physicsessays.org/

ORCID ID

0000-0002-0308-8285

DOI

10.4006/0836-1398-31.3.342

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