Deduction of Lorentz Transformations from Classical Thermodynamics
AbstractThe Lorentz transformations are obtained by assuming that the laws of classical thermodynamics are invariant under changes of inertial reference frames. As Maxwell equations are used in order to deduce a wave equation that shows the constancy of the speed of light, by means of the laws of classical thermodynamics, the invariance of the Carnot cycle is deduced under reference frame changes. Starting with this result and the blackbody particle number density in a rest frame, the Lorentz transformations are obtained. A discussion about the universality of classical thermodynamics is given. View Full-Text
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de Parga, A.M.A.; Angulo-Brown, F.; de Parga, G.A. Deduction of Lorentz Transformations from Classical Thermodynamics. Entropy 2015, 17, 197-213.
de Parga AMA, Angulo-Brown F, de Parga GA. Deduction of Lorentz Transformations from Classical Thermodynamics. Entropy. 2015; 17(1):197-213.Chicago/Turabian Style
de Parga, Angela M.A.; Angulo-Brown, Fernado; de Parga, Gonzalo A. 2015. "Deduction of Lorentz Transformations from Classical Thermodynamics." Entropy 17, no. 1: 197-213.