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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp 809–814 | Cite as

A test theory of special relativity: III. Second-order tests

  • Reza Mansouri
  • Roman U. Sexl
Research Articles

Abstract

Various second-order optical tests of special relativity are discussed within the framework of the test theory developed previously. Owing to the low accuracy of the Kennedy-Thorndike experiment, the Lorentz contraction is known by direct experiments only to an accuracy of a few percent. To improve this-accuracy several experiments are suggested.

Keywords

Differential Geometry Special Relativity Direct Experiment Test Theory Optical Test 
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© Plenum Publishing Corp. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza Mansouri
    • 1
  • Roman U. Sexl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität WienDeutschland

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