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Title: Relativity: 300 years from a principle to reality
Authors: Rahnejat, Homer
Keywords: Principle of relativity
Physics of motion
Incompleteness principle
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE
Citation: RAHNEJAT, H., 2001. Relativity: 300 years from a principle to reality. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 215 (1), pp. 1-6
Abstract: This technical note provides a brief background to the historical developments that led to the generalization of Galileo's principle of relativity, leading to Einstein's general theory of relativity. Therefore, its primary purpose is to mark the contributions made in physics of motion on this occasion—the marking of the new Millennium. To keep with the tradition set in this journal, this note contains a new analysis in respect of reported super-luminal observations in gain-assisted light propagation, in particular vis-à-vis their concordance with the general theory of relativity. The incompleteness principle, as an axiom of observation, is introduced here to resolve this issue.
Description: This article was published in the Journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics [© IMECHE]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.pepublishing.com/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/1464419011544295
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4795
ISSN: 1464-4193
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