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Clocks and Chronogeometry: Rotating Spacetimes and the relativistic null hypothesis

Menon, Tushar and Linnemann, Niels and Read, James (2018) Clocks and Chronogeometry: Rotating Spacetimes and the relativistic null hypothesis. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Recent work in the physics literature demonstrates that, in particular classes of rotating spacetimes, physical light rays in general do not traverse null geodesics. Having presented this result, we discuss its philosophical significance, both for the clock hypothesis (and, in particular, a recent purported proof thereof for light clocks), and for the operational meaning of the metric field.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Menon, Tushar
Linnemann, Nielsnielslinnemann@aol.com0000-0002-3695-8611
Read, Jamesjames.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: General relativity, Clock hypothesis, Electromagnetism, Maxwell's Equations
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mr Tushar Menon
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 11:57
Item ID: 14576
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: April 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14576

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