Action and reaction in special relativity

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    Abstract

    It is well known that, in special relativity, Newton's third law does not hold in general. This paper presents its generalization and the relativistically valid model in which the generalized law is supposed to hold. Also the possibility of obtaining the equations of motion that satisfy the generalized law from a standard Lagrangian structure is investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number007
    Pages (from-to)126-132
    Number of pages7
    JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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