The relativistic ether hypothesis
Abstract
It is found that the 'generalised Galilean transformations' introduced by Chang form a subclass of the nonlinear (with respect to threevelocity) transformations of the Lorentz group. The concept of the relativistic covariance in a modified form leads to the necessity of existence of the absolute reference frame. The (formal) connection with usual formalism or special relativity is given. The form of the field equations and equations of motion is analysed. Some possible implications of this hypothesis are discussed.
 Publication:

Physics Letters A
 Pub Date:
 July 1980
 DOI:
 10.1016/03759601(80)907999
 Bibcode:
 1980PhLA...78...33R
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 Relativistic Theory;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Lorentz Transformations;
 Relativity;
 Astrophysics