The general form-invariance principle

V.V. Voytik1

Abstract

We postulate the applicability of the general form-invariance principle in special relativity. It is shown that this principle holds in classical mechanics. Some examples of transformations between the reference frames which satisfy this principle are considered. A new transformation is proposed for a transition from a uniformly rotating reference frame to a reference frame whose origin is shifted from the rotation axis. Another possible formulation of this principle is given for the case of stationary rigid reference frames which differ from one another only by the position of the origin.

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