No, none of the postulates take the vacuum as a reference frame,
which doesn't make sense since a vacuum doesn't have a measurable
rest frame (there are no landmarks in a vacuum that could be used
to measure the "velocity of the vacuum" relative to anything else).
One postulate does talk about the speed of light in a vacuum,
but they're still talking about the speed of light as measured
in an inertial frame--"in a vacuum" is just there to specify
that it's not talking about a light beam moving through
some measurable medium like water or air.
One postulate says:
In vacuum the speed of quantum of light is constant.
It is correct that ‘a vacuum doesn't have a measurable
rest frame’. Why?
Because in vacuum the speed of quantum of light is maximum
and time is stopped, become infinite, unlimited. It means that the
reference frame of vacuum is also infinite, unlimited.
And infinity we cannot measure.
But this doesn’t mean that infinite vacuum doesn’t exist.
We have theories ( thermodynamics and quantum physics) which
explain us the parameters of infinite vacuum.
Nope, all speeds are measured relative to a particular frame.
If we measure the speed of quantum of light in vacuum from
different inertial frames the result will be the *same* - constant.
On Apr 23, 12:03 am, Jesse Mazer <laserma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 10:40 AM, socra...@bezeqint.net <
> socra...@bezeqint.net> wrote:
> > From 1905 the SRT doesn’t give sleep.
> > 1.
> > One postulate of SRT takes vacuum as reference frame.
> > Another postulate of SRT takes inertial reference frame (s).
> No, none of the postulates take the vacuum as a reference frame, which
> doesn't make sense since a vacuum doesn't have a measurable rest frame
> (there are no landmarks in a vacuum that could be used to measure the
> "velocity of the vacuum" relative to anything else). One postulate does
> talk about the speed of light in a vacuum, but they're still talking about
> the speed of light as measured in an inertial frame--"in a vacuum" is just
> there to specify that it's not talking about a light beam moving through
> some measurable medium like water or air.
> In one reference frame speed of ‘Electrodynamics Bodies’ is constant.
> > In another reference frame speed of ‘Electrodynamics Bodies’ is
> > relative.
> Nope, all speeds are measured relative to a particular frame. But in
> relativity it works out that if you and I are riding in spaceships at rest
> in different inertial frames (so we are moving relative to each other), and
> we each measure the speed of the *same* light ray using our own rulers and
> clocks, we will each find that the ray travels at a speed of 299792458
> meters per second relative to ourselves (i.e. as measured in terms of
> distance/time by rulers and clocks at rest relative to ourselves). This in
> spite of the fact that in my frame, according to my rulers and clocks, the
> distance between your spaceship and the light ray is changing at a rate
> different than 299792458 meters per second (and you will say the same thing
> about me when you measure with your own rulers and clocks); I will explain
> the fact that you nevertheless measure the ray to be traveling at exactly
> 299792458 meters per second in terms of the fact that your rulers and
> clocks appear to be distorted relative to mine, with your meter-stick
> appearing shrunk relative to mine, your clock ticking slower than mine, and
> your "synchronized" clocks appearing out-of-sync in my frame (and again you
> will say exactly the same thing about my rulers and clocks relative to
> So, in this sense the speed of light is "constant", because it has the same
> measured speed of 299792458 meters per second relative to all inertial
> frames. But the speed can still only be measured relative to a particular
> frame, and if you make use of a *non* inertial frame (an accelerating
> coordinate system like "Rindler coordinates", for example), the speed of
> light relative to that frame's coordinates may be quite different.
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