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


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).


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Rigid Motion World Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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