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Remarks on the Causality Principle (comment on a previous paper)

Alexander L. Kholmetskii
Year: 2003 Pages: 6
Keywords: causality principle, emission/absorption of light, transformations between inertial and non-inertial reference frames
This paper returns to the problem [1] about two light pulses propagating across an accelerated infinite chain of re-emitters (point absorber-re-emitters) of light, where both non-inertial and inertial observers look for possible intersection of these light pulses. It is shown that the author?s previous conclusion about violation of the causality principle in this problem contained a mistake. In this connection the present paper analyses a simplified version of the problem, where two reflectors of light substitute for an infinite chain of reflectors. The compatibility of causality and relativity principles is derived.