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Iyer, Chandru and Prabhu, G. M. (2008) Relative Motion and the Speed of Light. Technical Report 08-10, Computer Science, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Considering relative motion in two-dimensional Euclidean space, a constructive derivation is given for the one-way speed of light in a moving frame in relative motion with respect to another frame presumed to be at rest. The one-way speed is shown to be equal to c under a preferred resynchronization in the moving frame. Even if the moving frame uses the preferred synchronization convention of the presumed rest frame, the average round-trip speed remains c on any closed path in the moving frame.

Keywords:Light speed, relative motion, moving frame
Subjects:All uncategorized technical reports
ID code:00000586
Deposited by:G.M. Prabhu on 14 August 2008



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