Volume 22: Pages 489-492, 2009
On the violation of the Lorentz invariant
Leandro Meléndez Lugo 1
1Departamento de Física, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, AP 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F., Mexico
Lorentz symmetry, a cardinal element of the special theory of relativity, is incorporated to the basic structure of modern physics which, in part, attempts the unification of gravity and quantum mechanics. The violation of such symmetry would bring about transcendental consequences. The effect of Lorentz transformations on a spherical wave front is presented here. The observer assumed to be in uniform movement would also perceive a spherical wave front. It is shown that the image seen by this observer turns out to be nonspherical.
Keywords: Special Relativity, Lorentz Symmetry, Lorentz Transformation
Received: April 26, 2006; Accepted: August 17, 2009; Published Online: September 23, 2009