A Contribution to the Description of Light Propagation in Inertial Reference Frames and an Interpretation of Physical Laws
Year: 1991 Pages: 7
Keywords: theoretical?]methodological foundations of physical knowledge, ontological?] gnoseological foundations of physical knowledge, absolutely objective description, interaction?] detectable description, ma
We suggest a nonstandard conception of physical knowledge and description of objects, called interaction?]detectable, where the basic role is played by experimental data, by empirical evidence concerning the investigated object. From an ontological point of view, this conception is based on a certain general physical model of nature involving not only the investigated objects, but also the material processes of its experimental, that is, empirical investigation. The application of this conception to the description of light propagation in inertial reference frames leads to a nonstandard interpretation of the light propagation law and a nonstandard interpretation of the Lorentz transformation of space coordinates and time, conserving the Galilean?]Newtonian space?]time structure in inertial reference frames. In relation to macroobjects, in particular, this conception of physical description leads to a new physical model of macroobjects and a nonstandard interpretation of mechanical force and Newton\'s second law.