principle of relativity


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Noun1.principle of relativity - (physics) a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to which they are referred
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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There is a parallel notion of symmetry between Einstein's principle of relativity and Rogers' principle of integrality:
Starting with Galileo's ballistic principle of relativity, he tried to relate all phenomena and laws of physics, including the velocity of light, to all non-accelerating (relative to what?
This is Albert Einstein talking; the man who won the Nobel Prize in physics, the man who investigated the thermal properties of light that led to the photon theory of light, and the man who articulated the principle of relativity.
That is why 'the transition from Newton to Einstein centrally involves a succession of relativized constitutively a priori principles (the Newtonian Laws of Motion in the context of the Principia, in the light principle and the principle of relativity in the context of special relativity, the light principle and the principle of equivalence in the context of general relativity), and the existence of such diverse constitutively a priori principles, on my view, captures the essence of Kuhnian incommensurability' (713-14).
of Zacatecas, Mexico) assembles papers on Process Physics and quantum foam, Carmeli's cosmology, a pseudo-Kaluza-Klein scheme for the geometrical description of the physical world, the Big Bang, frame-dragging and gravitational wave detection, Alternative Relativistic Mechanics, equations of geodesic deviation and the inverse scattering transform, the evolution of the principle of relativity, and other topics, written by researchers in physics and mathematics from Australia, Europe, Mexico, and China.
Galileo explains the principle of relativity, 1632; Einstein expands its implications, 1905.
Meanwhile, Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) leader MP Michel Aoun said Wednesday that the opposition's share in the new cabinet should be "based on the principle of relativity.
In 1956, a year before he met Panikkar, Abhishiktananda composed an essay that explored the principle of relativity in experiential terms.
A classic use of analogy to explain a very new and difficult concept is Einstein's demonstration of his principle of relativity.
Reinscribing the principle of relativity into modern history is thus itself a phase in the struggle against intellectual and political absolutes, one that exposes the totalitarian implications and applications of the other camp's mode of thought.
This period embraces three of his major works of the period, The Principles of Natural Knowledge in 1919, The Concept of Nature in 1920, and The Principle of Relativity in 1922.
In order to derive, using the principle of relativity, the transformation formulae for the field components in the Maxwell-Hertz equations, Einstein wanted first to establish the form of the associated spatio-temporal coordinate transformations.
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