Thomas precession and the operational meaning of the Lorentz-group elements

J. Balog, P. Hraskó

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Abstract

When space-reflection and time-reversal symmetries are broken, the Thomas precession formulas derived by Thomas' method and from the BMT equation differ from each other. This apparent contradiction is resolved by pointing out that the breakdown of discrete symmetries may lead to a change in the operational meaning of the Lorentz-group elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-880
Number of pages8
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume11
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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