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Abstract


The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle

Franco Selleri
Year: 2005 Pages: 14
Keywords: Special relativity, Clock syncrhronization, Inertial transformations

Our recently proposed inertial transformations of the space and time variables based on absolute simultaneity imply the existence of a single isotropic inertial reference system (\"privileged system\").

We show, however, that a resynchronization of clocks in all inertial systems is possible leadind to a different, arbitrarily chosen, isotropic \"privileged\" system. Such a resynchronization does not modify any one of the empirical consequences of theory, which is thus compatible with a formulation of the relativity principle weskeer than adopted in Einstein\'s theory of special relativity.