1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Galileo relativity

  1. Aug 28, 2006 #1
    Is it correct to say that Galileo's relativity is a theory with clocks synchronized by a signal that propagates with infinite speed?
    sine ira et studio
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 28, 2006 #2
    Mfff, this would get into some difficulties. Such a statement would be equivalent with going back to Einstein's 1905 paper and plugging in c=infinity in his clock synchro equations. I am not sure that you would end up deriving the Galieo transforms instead of the Lorentz ones.
    I think it is safer and more direct to say that Galileo transforms can be derived by setting c=infinty in Lorentz's transforms.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?