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Theoretical Physics

Single Postulate Formulation of the Theory of Special Relativity

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DOI: 10.22606/tp.2018.32001


  • A. Sfarti*
    387 Soda Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, United States


In a prior paper [1] we have presented a novel derivation of the special theory of relativity (STR) using only one principle, the principle of relativity. In the current note we present a novel, different derivation that is more direct.


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[2] A. Einstein, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”, Annalen der Physik 17, p.891 (1905).

[3] S. D. Biller et al., “Limits to Quantum Gravity Effects on Energy Dependence of the Speed of Light from Observations of TeV Flares in Active Galaxies”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2108, (1999).

[4] B. P. Abbott et al., “Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 848:L13, (2017).