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Simple proof that the zero-point energy spectrum is Lorentz Invariant?

  1. Aug 26, 2011 #1
    In his article on the Zero-point Energy:


    Bernard Haisch says:

    That the spectrum of zero-point radiation has a frequency-cubed dependence is of great significance. That is the only kind of spectrum that has the property of being Lorentz invariant. The effect of motion is to Doppler shift detected electromagnetic radiation, but a frequency-cubed spectrum has the property that up- and down-shifting of the radiation is exactly compensated, i.e. there is as much radiation Doppler shifted into a given frequency interval as there is shifted out by uniform motion.

    Does anyone know a (simple) proof that a frequency-cubed energy spectrum is Lorentz invariant?
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  3. Aug 26, 2011 #2


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    Bernard Haisch is highly regarded by UFO and free energy 'enthusiasts'.
  4. Aug 27, 2011 #3


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    Yeah, zero-point energy doesn't even have a spectrum, let alone a frequency cubed spectrum.
  5. Dec 18, 2011 #4
    And instead of being fascinated with UFO's and such, you might actually give an argument why would frequency cubed spectrum (being ZPF or not) be Lorentz invariant.
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