Volume 20: Pages 308-312, 2007
The Mansouri‐Sexl Framework for the High‐Speed Ives‐Stilwell Experiment
Adrian Sfarti 1
13000 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95051 U.S.A.
The Mansouri‐Sexl theory is a well‐known test theory of relativity. In one of their three papers [R. Mansouri and S.U. Sexl, Gen. Rel. Grav. 8, 809 (1977)], Mansouri and Sexl deal with the transverse Doppler effect under a set of restrictive conditions. In the following paper we deal with the same effect under the most general conditions and will argue for a novel way of detecting high‐order effects in v/c via an increased‐speed reenactment of the Ives‐Stilwell experiment. We will demonstrate the presence of a high‐order error term and we will set the experimental conditions for detecting this term.
Keywords: Mansouri‐Sexl test theory, standard model, Ives‐Stilwell experiment, STR, transverse Doppler effect
Received: September 24, 2006; Published Online: March 26, 2009