On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:

> If you have a continuum of inertial frames with velocities ranging from +c
> to -c in all possible directions, how are you going to integrate over them?
> Isn't there a measure problem over an uncountably infinite set?
>


There's no inherent problem with defining measures on uncountably infinite
sets--for example, a bell curve is a continuous probability measure defined
over the infinite real number line from -infinity to +infinity, which can
be integrated over any specific range to define a probability that a result
will fall in that range. But as I've said, the problem is that although you
can define a measure over all frames in relativity, if it looks like a
uniform distribution when you state the velocity of each frame relative to
a particular reference frame A, then it will be a non-uniform distribution
when you state the velocity of each frame relative to a different reference
frame B, so any such measure will be privileging one frame from the start.

Jesse

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