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Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 325–339 | Cite as

The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle

  • F. Selleri
Original Article

Abstract

Our recently proposed inertial transformations of the space and time variables based on absolute simultaneity imply the existence of a single isotropic inertial reference system (“privileged system”). We show, however, that aresynchronization of clocks in all inertial systems is possible leading to a different, arbitrarily chosen,isotropic “privileged” system. Such a resynchronization does not modify any one of the empirical consequences of the theory,which is thus compatible with a formulation of the relativity principle weaker than adopted in Einstein’s theory of special relativity.

Key words:

special relativity clock synchronization inertial transformations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Selleri
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bari INFNBariItaly

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