Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 169–171 | Cite as

On the homogeneity of space and time in special relativity

  • José A. Ferrari
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Summary

From the following discussion, we conclude that: (a) the homogeneity of space implies (in special relativity) the homogeneity of time, and vice versa; (b) the assumption of homogeneity of space (or time) implies that the transformation formulae must be linear (see Equations (10) and (17)).

This last conclusion is contrary to Hoyer's affirmation in the paper quoted below.

Key words

special relativity homogeneity of space and time 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • José A. Ferrari
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlin 12

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