The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle
|Title||The Inertial Transformations and the Relativity Principle|
|Keywords||Special relativity, Clock syncrhronization, Inertial transformations|
|Journal||Foundations of Physics Letters|
|No. of pages||14|
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.