A variant of special relativity and long-distance astronomy.

  • I. E. Segal
  • Published 1974 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

Abstract

THE REDSHIFT, MICROWAVE BACKGROUND, AND OTHER OBSERVABLE ASTRONOMICAL FEATURES ARE DEDUCED FROM TWO THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS: (1) global space-time is a certain variant of Minkowski space, locally indistinguishable in causality and covariance features but globally admitting the full conformal group as symmetries although having a spherical space component; (2) the true energy operator corresponds to a certain generator of this group which is not globally scale-covariant, whereas laboratory frequency measurements are inevitably such and correspond to the conventional energy operator [unk]/i[unk]/[unk]t.

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@article{Segal1974AVO, title={A variant of special relativity and long-distance astronomy.}, author={I. E. Segal}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1974}, volume={71 3}, pages={765-8} }