Noninvariant One-Way Speed of Light and Locally Equivalent Reference Frames
|Title||Noninvariant One-Way Speed of Light and Locally Equivalent Reference Frames|
|Keywords||Special relativity, Velocity of light, conventionality|
|Journal||Foundations of Physics Letters|
|No. of pages||10|
We consider an isotropical inertial reference frame ("stationary") and in it a uniformly rotating circular platform of radius R. The velocity of light c relative to the rim of the platform is calculated and found to have values necessarily different from c. This c remains the same if R is increased but the peripheral velocity is kept constant. Since by so doing any small piece of the circumference can be considered better and better at rest in a ("moving") inertial system, the velocity of light relative to this system can be deduced. Noninvariant values are obtained and shown to coincide with the predictions of our recently published "inertial transformations".