Conformal Transformations and Space Travel

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Science  27 Oct 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3487, pp. 1360-1361
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3487.1360


Conformal transformations are applied to the motion of a space ship experiencing a constant acceleration. The role of proper time is interpreted in terms of atomic periods, and the relationship between the conformal transformations and the general theory of relativity is clarified.