International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 20, Issue 11, pp 809–819 | Cite as

Rigid motions in relativity

  • J. Martínez Salas
  • J. M. Gambí Fernández
Article

Abstract

Starting with a simple characterization of pairs of rigidly joined straight world lines, successive generalizations are obtained up to the most general case which allows us to establish the various definitions of rigid motions in relativity (both special and general).

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Rigid Motion World Line 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Martínez Salas
    • 1
  • J. M. Gambí Fernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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