Comment on 'Elementary analysis of the special relativistic combination of velocities, Wigner rotation and Thomas precession'

Krzysztof Rębilas

Abstract

Significant difficulties in understanding the meaning of calculations presented by O'Donnell and Visser (2011 Eur. J. Phys. 32 1033), as well as an incorrect interpretation of the formula for the Thomas precession, are pointed out. A straightforward method to attribute the formal calculations performed by the authors to the relativistic effect of Wigner or Thomas rotation is proposed.
Author Krzysztof Rębilas (FoAaE / DoChaP)
Krzysztof Rębilas,,
- Department of Chemistry and Physics
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Physics, ISSN 0143-0807, e-ISSN 1361-6404, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol34
No3
PagesL55-L61
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
DOIDOI:10.1088/0143-0807/34/3/L55
URL http://iopscience.iop.org/0143-0807/34/3/L55/pdf/0143-0807_34_3_L55.pdf
Internal identifierWRE/2013/295
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.893; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.619 (2) - 2013=0.652 (5)
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