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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According to the principle of relativity, on the contrary, if the motion of translation is uniform, the spheres will have to stay concentric as at rest, and the centre will always be P.
Nordstrom who was also of the Minkowski school of thought said, "Einstein's hypothesis that the speed of light c depends upon the gravitational potential leads to considerable difficulties for the principle of relativity, as the discussion between Einstein and Abraham shows us." (Nordstrom 1912)
It is a premise of the Galilean principle of relativity that every reference frame behaves mechanically like an enclosed compartment at rest.
There is a parallel notion of symmetry between Einstein's principle of relativity and Rogers' principle of integrality:
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. He's not a dumb guy, nor could you ever call him a slacker; remember, he also said, "Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work."
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.
The "principle of relativity," as it was called by its Victorian advocates in the physical sciences and a host of other fields, was also, Herbert shows, almost invariably intertwined with a strong moral resistance to intellectual and political absolutism.
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