Reply to Comments on the material frame-indifference controversy

Gregory Ryskin*

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In my recent Brief Report [Phys. Rev. A 32, 1239 (1985)] it was pointed out that the widespread confusion over the nature of material frame-indifference (MFI) is due to the attempts to justify this useful approximation by an appeal to the correct, but irrelevant, idea of material behavior being independent of the motion of an observer. The Comment by C. G. Speziale does not address this point, but concentrates instead on discussing how good an approximation the MFI is. This discussion is criticized below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4526
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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