Action and reaction in special relativity

G. Yoneda*

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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