Relativity in Rotating Frames

Relativistic Physics in Rotating Reference Frames

  • Guido Rizzi
  • Matteo Luca Ruggiero

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Historical Papers

  3. Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Franco Selleri
      Pages 57-77
    3. Guido Rizzi, Alessio Serafini
      Pages 79-102
    4. Robert D. Klauber
      Pages 103-137
    5. José-Fernando Pascual-Sánchez, Angel San Miguel, Francisco Vicente
      Pages 167-178
    6. Guido Rizzi, Matteo Luca Ruggiero
      Pages 179-220
    7. Donato Bini, Robert T. Jantzen
      Pages 221-239
    8. Lluís Bel
      Pages 241-260
    9. Angelo Tartaglia
      Pages 261-273
    10. Jeeva Anandan, Jun Suzuki
      Pages 361-370
    11. Fernando de Felice
      Pages 371-379
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 381-456

About this book


Even if the subject is a long-standing one, this is the first monograph on this field. On the one hand, this book is intended to give a rather wide review on this field, both in a historical and pedagogical perspective; on the other hand, it aims at critically re-examining and discussing the most controversial issues. For instance, according to some authors the celebrated Sagnac effect is a disproval of the theory of relativity applied to rotating frames; according to others, it is an astonishing experimental evidence of the relativistic theory. In order to give the reader a deeper insight into this research field, the contributing authors discuss their opinions on the main subjects in an enthralling virtual round table: in this way, the reader can get a direct comparison of the various viewpoints on the most controversial and interesting topics. This is particularly expedient, since the differences in the various approaches are often based upon subtleties that can be understood only by a direct comparison of the underlying hypotheses.


experiment mechanics quantum mechanics quantum physics theory of relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Rizzi
    • 1
  • Matteo Luca Ruggiero
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6514-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0528-8
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