A physical theory based solely on the first postulate of relativity

J. P. Hsu, Leonardo Hsu

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Abstract

Using the first postulate of relativity only, we develop a general theory, termed taiji relativity, which has four-dimensional symmetry and is consistent with experiments. Within this framework, the speed of light is no longer a universal constant. Thus, quantum electrodynamics has only two fundamental constants, ē and J, which are the analogues of e and h{combining short solidus overlay}. Some new results are implied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume196
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 1994
Externally publishedYes

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The idea of constructing a relativity theory by using only the first postulate of special relativity has been discussed by Ritz, Tolman, Pauli and others 6: but the crucial taiji transformation (4) and physical implications in Eqs. (9)-(38) are new and are our original works 7 This work was supported in part by The Jing Shin Research Fund of the UMassD Foundation.

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