*The Possibility of Developing a Theory of Light Without Special Relativity*

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Scientific Paper | |
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Title | The Possibility of Developing a Theory of Light Without Special Relativity |

Author(s) | Liudmila B Boldyreva, Nina B Sotina |

Keywords | Light, Special Relativity, alternative to special relativity, photon, photon's energy, quantum optics, quantum measurement |

Published | 2002 |

Journal | Galilean Electrodynamics |

Volume | 13 |

Number | 6 |

Pages | 103-106 |

## Abstract

The possibility of developing the theory of light within the framework of three-dimensional Euclidean space with time independent of the spatial coordinates is substantiated. The new physical concept that allows for creating a theory alternative to special relativity is a notion of the photon as a complex object with intrinsic motions whose energy has to be taken into account in applying conservation laws to the detection of the photon. It is shown that by having rejected the principle of ?universal' relativity it is possible to derive the experimentally proven formulas describing both longitudinal and transverse Doppler effects, and the formula for propagation of light in a moving medium.