Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory (PIRT) consortium arranges conferences and publishes these Proceedings to explore the chief characteristics – including the advantages and disadvantages – of the various physical, geometrical, and mathematical interpretations of the formal structure of Relativity Theory, and to examine the philosophical, geometrical, and mathematical interpretations of the formal structure of Relativity Theory and to examine the philosophical and other questions concerning the various interpretations of the accepted mathematical expression of the Relativity Principle.
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