Newton’s third law in the framework of special relativity

@article{Tuval2013NewtonsTL,
  title={Newton’s third law in the framework of special relativity},
  author={M. Tuval and A. Yahalom},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Plus},
  year={2013},
  volume={129},
  pages={1-8}
}
Newton’s third law states that any action is countered by a reaction of equal magnitude but opposite direction. The total force in a system not affected by external forces is thus zero. However, according to the principles of relativity a signal cannot propagate at speeds exceeding the speed of light. Hence the action cannot be generated at the same time with the reaction due to the relativity of simultaneity, thus the total force cannot be null at a given time. The following analysis provides… Expand

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