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2016 An Analysis on Absolute Velocity
Jiang Yu
J. Phys. Math. 7(3): 1-3 (2016). DOI: 10.4172/2090-0902.1000188


Light travels through a vacuum at speed c regardless of the motion of the light source or that of an observer's frame of reference. Consequently, sometime is required for light to travel from a light source to an observer in space, such that the emission of light and the observance of the emitted light are not simultaneous. Based on these considerations, a method for measuring the absolute velocity of an observer is proposed, which could be used for determining a spacecraft's state of motion from inside a closed cabin. In this study, a new explanation of the Lorentz transformation is also introduced.


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Jiang Yu. "An Analysis on Absolute Velocity." J. Phys. Math. 7 (3) 1 - 3, 2016.


Published: 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 6 September 2017

Digital Object Identifier: 10.4172/2090-0902.1000188

Keywords: absolute velocity , coordinate system , light source , Lorentz transformation , movement , observer , reference system , relativity , space , time

Rights: Copyright © 2016 Ashdin Publishing (2009-2013) / OMICS International (2014-2016)

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