The constancy of the speed of light
作者: Maciej B.Szymanski
刊名: Physics Essays, 2018, Vol.31 (1), pp.89-98
来源数据库: Physics Essays
DOI: 10.4006/0836-1398-31.1.89
原始语种摘要: The speed of light is normally assumed to be a fundamental constant of nature. In this essay, I propose that the speed of light is not a fundamental constant, but, rather, it is a consequence of the execution of fundamental laws of nature: primarily, the second law of thermodynamics and a law of gravitation. The implication is that the speed of light has to be constant and independent of the speed of the emitting source only when the light is subject to gravitation. This also means that the special theory of relativity is implicitly based on the existence of gravitational potential. The related implication is that the universe can be infinite in time as massless energy (photons) can accumulate and stars can form out of thermal radiation in the regions of the universe where no...
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  • fundamental 基本的
  • light 
  • constancy 稳定性
  • speed 速率
  • gravitational 重力
  • constant 常数
  • universe 宇宙
  • implication 蕴涵
  • potential 
  • massless 无质量的