In the hyperbolic theory of special relativity is space also hyperbolic?


Barrett , John F. (2011) In the hyperbolic theory of special relativity is space also hyperbolic? In, Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy in the Interpretations of Relativity Theory, Budapest, HU, 04 - 06 Sep 2009. 17pp.

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In the hyperbolic theory of special relativity the space of velocities, the kinematic space, is hyperbolic of radius of negative curvature c the velocity of light. Space itself could be either Euclidean or hyperbolic. Whether space is hyperbolic is an important question for cosmology, philosophy and the axioms of special relativity. This paper considers consequences of it being hyperbolic including an estimate of the deviation from parallelism at terrestrial distances.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Signal Processing and Control
ePrint ID: 172655
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 08:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:20
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/172655

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