Foundations of Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 5–6, pp 329–337 | Cite as

Distant synchrony and the one-way velocity of light

  • Eugene Feenberg


A number of physical processes and experimental procedures are listed which appear to be inexplicable in the context of the conventionality thesis of Reichenbach and Grünbaum. Distant synchrony can be produced by procedures based on the free displacement or rotation of elastic solids. Results are expected to agree with Einstein's definition of distant synchrony (by means of light signals, assuming isotropy). The one-way velocity of light can be measured using a rotating shaft, slotted disks, and one stationary clock.


Physical Process Isotropy Light Signal Elastic Solid Stationary Clock 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene Feenberg
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWashington UniversitySt. Louis

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