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Single Idea 21231

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / a. Special relativity]

Full Idea

Einstein assumed that when each observer measures the speed of light in a vacuum, they find the same value, regardless of their speed; and that measurements will lead to agreement on the laws of physics.

Gist of Idea

Assume the speed of light is constant for all observers, and the laws of physics are the same

Source

Graham Farmelo (The Strangest Man [2009], 03)

A Reaction

So are the laws of physics constant for all observers, irrespective of their speed?

Book Reference

Farmelo,Graham: 'The Strangest Man [Paul Dirac]' [Faber 2009], p.40